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Mushing Legend Dee Dee Jonrowe Visits with Arctic Horse

Mushing Legend DeeDee Jonrowe dishes with Arctic Horse on what she’ll miss about running the Iditarod, the BEST cold-weather gear for the trail, and her life-long love of dogs. 🐎💗And, ya’ll, horses are definitely in Dee Dee’s future {we’re bringing her over to the horse side}! Comment if you'd love to see Dee Dee on a horse! We got to know Dee Dee when she ran last year and this year's Iditarod in our Narrow Arctic Insulated Riding Skirt {that's 1000 miles by dog sled in temps as cold as -50}. She's an amazing woman who has overcome such adversity, an incredible advocate of women and animals, and an astounding athlete. Lucky for us she's so humble and took time out of her busy...

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Horse Women Make Good Caribou Hunters

Monday morning I woke up in a Denver hotel room, by Wednesday, I was caribou hunting in the Clearwater Mountains of Alaska. Reader beware, we did harvest a caribou, so if that's something you'd rather not read about, I'd advise not reading further. Although my husband, Chris, and I, had originally planned a ten day hunting trip with the horses, both of our work schedules narrowed our hunt window to 4 days. Boo! We'd just finished the Western and English Sales Association (WESA) trade show in Denver on Monday (and our All Weather Riding Skirts were voted Most Innovative Product of 2017, yahoo!), and Chris was flying out Saturday to deploy acoustic recorders to listen for Cook Inlet Beluga Whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska. We only had...

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Arctic Horse Trails: Purinton Creek Trail, Alaska

Riding the backcountry of Alaska is pure medicine. That sweet vibrant green, those butcher paper mountains going on forever...my brain quiets down, and the wild open wraps around my anxious heart, syncing it with the rhythm of the unmanned natural way. Ahhhhhlaska, the shoe fits so well. I am apparently unable to be in a picture without making that face, so I'm just going to suck it up and post it anyway.  Just... focus on my pretty horse and that gorgeous background :) My husband and I are planning a 46 mile loop through the Talkeenta Mountains later this fall with the horses. You know the best part about planning a riding trip? Riding parts of the trip in pieces to scout trail......

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Love and Loss: The ties that bind the horse world

This horse thing is a big love, and tragedy its evil twin brother. In the worst of times, you can see the best of life, an unescapable paradox, and this week was a roller coaster doozy of proof. Love and loss are truly the ties that bind us in the horse world. If you asked my grandfather what he was having for breakfast, he'd start off with something, like, "well, back in 1943..." and eventually wind up to the reason he was eating oatmeal. He taught me that to tell the story, you often have to tell the story behind the story, to show the road, the people and experiences that lead up to that moment. So, if this story weaves a bit, you've been...

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