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Apr 2, 2010 9:58 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Dog sledding -- without the snow

Most families look for something they can all enjoy and do together.

One Kentucky family has found the perfect activity. And it gets them outside and working together.

But you would normally picture them doing it in a place like Alaska.

A four person cart is perfect for the Blewett family...Jordan, Jacob, and dad...Jeff.

But they aren't the muscle behind this machine.

You see the Blewett's sport is dog sledding!

"We're the fastest dog sledding team in Western Kentucky. But we're the only dog sledding team in Western Kentucky."

"A husky pulls that's just what they do. They are genetically engineered to do that and that's what they love to do."

This family of dogs runs on gravel trails, pulling the cart behind.

"Snow just gets in our way."

According to Jeff this sport of dry land sledding is increasing in popularity. This family has been doing it for over 20 years.

They get out every weekend they can to enjoy the outdoors, each others company and give the dogs a workout.

 

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