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15 Pictures Of People On Skis Being Pulled By Horses At The World Skijoring Championships

Because it's not every day you see a man riding a horse named Cocaine pulling another man on skis with a rope over a jump. This, ladies and gentlemen, is Skijoring.

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What is Skijoring, you ask? Let me tell you!

Skijoring originated in Scandinavia about 700 years ago (it was a means of transport during winter). It is a specialized competitive sport that features people on skis being pulled by a horse, dog or motor vehicle.

Last weekend, the World Skijoring Championships were held in Whitefish, Montana (permitting the use of only horses and mules). Here are 20 photos of the "action."