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Husky Ride Details

Siberian Huskies are a natural and ancient breed of sled dog, developed by the Chukchi Indians of Eastern Siberia over many centuries of co-dependence. These highly social, friendly and intelligent dogs earned their keep by pulling the Chukchis’ sleds swiftly across vast tracts of inhospitable hunting grounds, where speed, stamina and hardiness were crucial for survival.

We normally run 2 or 3 teams of 6 to 8 dogs at each session. They pull a quad bike chassis, which can carry one passenger at a time so that up to 3 people can experience the amazing athleticism and enthusiasm of our dogs as they work as a team. Seeing these dogs working in harness is the best way to learn about the breed, giving insights into their working attitude, drive and focus and also the ideal conformation for working.

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, meet and handle the huskies after their workout.

We work the dogs throughout the year and run distances will largely be dependent on the prevailing weather conditions, temperature and humidity in particular. We go out at first light in the morning (very early in the summer) in order to catch the coldest temperatures, so expect to be up before the dawn chorus!

We generally allow about 3 hours, which includes time for a browse through some of our photo albums. These show many of the other activities our dogs enjoy, including racing pictures as well as some of them relaxing and playing at home, going to shows and other events.

Riding passenger involves some physical exertion and a degree of suppleness in getting on, off and straddling the quad bike chassis. It also requires a degree of strength and dexterity in holding on to the quad during each ride. This activity is not suitable for people with a history of back problems or for those women who are pregnant. The minimum age for participation is 16 years of age.

For further information please call Sally or Ali on 01842 878246 or click here to email us. 

Our Dogs

At Forstal all our dogs are, first and foremost, family pets. They live together as a pack in large enclosures at our forest home and spend time indoors where they ‘watch TV’ and ‘help’ us with our chores.

Most of the team members compete at the highly competitive British Siberian Husky Racing Association series of events over winter, frequently winning medals. Many are also successful show dogs. We have several Crufts Best of Breed wins and own many multiple CC winners and show champions. We are also the proud owners of the CC record holder in the breed.

Our History In The Siberian Husky Breed

Our family first imported a pair of Siberians from the USA in 1969. These proved to be the third pair of this breed in the country. The two dogs, Ilya and Douschka along with further imports formed the foundation for Forstal Kennels.

As our Siberian Husky pack slowly grew it was soon clear to us that running them in harness was the best way to exercise them. As other people in the UK became interested and the Siberian population grew – so the British Husky working and racing scene was born.

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Forstal Xaros - One of the best leaders we have ever known. He always gives 100%!

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The huskies love to run and work as a team. showing great enthusiasm and excitement at hitch up, Norris and Kyrok are ready for the off.

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Relaxing at home

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Ch. Forstal's Kaliznik (Cub). Breed record holder in the show ring and a very hard working sled dog.

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