Every time I write Blogmas, I feel like I should have a theme tune like it’s a YouTube video or something. Fa la la la welcome to Blogmas Day 15 *jingle bells jingling*. I have been having a jolly old time as of late, and with the spirit of Christmas enveloping me like a big warm hug, I have been embracing all things Festive. My latest escapade was a trip to the Lake District to experience Husky Sledding with Transun. A short two hour drive to the Lakes on a beautiful Winters Day was just what the Dr ordered.
Transun are a small but wonderful little travel company who offer extraordinary holidays and travel in places such as the Artic, Finland, Lapland and Sweden. The experiences that Transun offer to me are once in a lifetime holidays and after browsing through the website and trying Husky Sledding with Transun, I would love to have a go of mushing in the Artic Tundra. As Transun couldn’t take us all to the Artic, Horse and Husky kindly showed us what would be in store if we were to book a Transun experience, by taking us mushing in the grounds of Wray Castle.
Meeting the dogs was amazing. I am such a huge animal lover so I was in my element. All of the huskies used by Horse and Husky are rescue dogs and they were dying to get mushing through the countryside. My dog, Wolf, was so excited and he was getting ready for a good run. Before I set off, I had a good practice on the three wheeled apparatus called a rig in which the dog was to pull. Getting used to the rig was easy, however getting the commands and remembering to stop when you say ‘Woah’ was quite hard.
The mushing experience took around ten minutes throughout the countryside and it was a great experience. I loved how Wolf was so good, and didn’t make me feel nervous. He slowed down on command and when I felt a bit more confident, I allowed him to gather some speed. Now I’ve experienced this, I really would love the full experience complete with snow.
Have you tried Husky Sledding?