Let’s Go Skijoring!

Supertonk the mini horse pulls his weight

So you say you want to go horse riding, but you’d also like to go skiing? Friend, the sport for you isย skijoring, which is like water skiing except on snow and it’s cold and there’s trees and the motorboat is a horse. And there’s no cuter horse than Supertonk from Patty’s Pony Place in Alberta, Canada. Patty hopes that Supertonk will pull in lots of curious riders this winter.

Found on the Edmonton Sun by Andrew Y. More Supertonk on Facebook.

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15 thoughts on “Let’s Go Skijoring!

  1. Kristen January 5, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    I want a turn at skijoring with Supertonk! Great name!

  2. 6rabbits January 5, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    This is a winter sport I could actually do! Plus a cute horse!๐ŸŽ

  3. Laura January 5, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    Such a nice gentle pace for skijoring! I’ve mostly seen people with high-energy dogs, and they often appear to be flying down the trail. But Supertonk looks like a good skijoring partner fot beginners and those who desire a more sedate pace. Looks fun!

    • allein ๐Ÿพ January 5, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Heh…there’s a guy in my complex who has a Husky, who is still a bit of a puppy (not a baby, but not quite full-grown yet, either). I saw them out walking this morning and doggie was not sticking to the cleared sidewalk. At least someone was enjoying our 11 inches of snow.

  4. Smartypants January 5, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    That’s adorable! Just my speed too.

  5. Circe January 5, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    Such a sturdy little horse… a mini-Clydesdale!

  6. Gigi The cat lady January 5, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    I don’t like winter and I don’t do sports but I would make an exception for skijoring with Supertonk!

  7. bananabreadhead January 5, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    Patty’s Pony Place must specialize is barrel-bodied, short-legged creatures. Did you notice the little dog at the 28 second mark?

    I have a soft spot for that body type too, having had two corgis.

  8. AB January 5, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    Welp, my bucket list just got one item longer.

  9. julie January 5, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    Supertonk!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Murray C January 5, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Oh, yes, I have found my sport! I love horses and little fat ponies, I would’ve loved skiing if I’d started earlier (I’ve skied exactly once and did well but had a crisis of confidence and never got another chance) I love cold weather and snow.

  11. Smartypants January 5, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    I think this calls for a field trip!

  12. Rhea January 5, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    As long as the little guy doesn’t get tired of it or too frisky and decide to play crack the whip with you against the trees. (Read “Winterdance” by Gary Paulsen about training for the Iditarod.)

  13. Debg January 5, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    Iโ€™n in love.

    • Murray C January 5, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      YES! I’m ready! Field Trip! And, DEBG, I know how you feel.

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