In addition to being one of the best words ever, skijoring is also a pretty cool sport. It involves wearing skis and being towed by dogs, horses or mechanized transportation. (As evidenced in this video clip, it's clearly best when done with miniature horses.) In modern North American skijoring the horses have riders, but—in the way-cooler 1928 St. Moritz demonstration—the horses were riderless. The sport comes from Norway and Sweden, where it was used as a method of military transportation.
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