When winter comes in Canada, as Sébastien Boutin and Sophie Moore report, it brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “dashing through the snow”.

Canada is known for its long winter and to make it more enjoyable, horse enthusiasts have created several equine winter sports. Ski-joering and winter derbies are the first ones we think of.

The sport of ski-joering has been around for centuries, some say that it originated from Scandinavia while others say China during the Yuan and Ming dynasties (1271–1644), so the origins seem uncertain but one fact is undeniable, is that it has been around for a very long time.

There are several types of ski-joering and some people, to broaden the spectrum, call it free-joering. In a country such as Canada, the sport is being practiced mostly during winter, while our European counterparts enjoy it year-round on roller blades, mountainboards, skis and even on three wheeled buggies.

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