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Mushers have to be solid leaders. To a sled dog they are the “leader of the pack”, and also if the musher is worn out, reluctant or unclear, the dogs will certainly notice it as well as come to be overwhelmed as well as not react to commands. On far away trips via the barren wild, this could be unsafe.
It is likewise the musher’s obligation to care for his “pack”, and also make certain they are appropriately prepared as well as taken care of on a lengthy race or trip.
Sled dogs are difficult, yet they could have delicate feet. To protect them, mushers connect on polar-fleece booties that maintain paws cozy as well as safeguarded on sharp ice. In the Iditarod race, a solitary group will certainly utilize thousands of booties – each typically lasts simply a number of hrs and also as much as 100 miles/ 160 kilometres.
The dogs like chilly, snowy days – they run quicker as well as much longer – the snow pads their feet and also the freezing weather condition maintains them from obtaining overheated in those thick cozy layers.
Mushers are additionally called for to have a look at. Checkers will certainly have to tape-record the moment the musher leaves as well as have them authorize the timesheet. Checkers will certainly be required for perpetuity of the night and day. Checkers likewise telephone details from the checkpoint to Race Central. This info consists of which musher has actually reoccured, along with any kind of musher that might have damaged. Any individual curious about offering at checkpoints will certainly be provided a comprehensive description before being sent to a checkpoint.
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