Musher Question & Answer
Kevin is one of my yearlings that I'm really excited about. I got him as a puppy from Ware Marrs. As Kevin grew up, I became concerned about a few things. I realized he wasn't really learning his name (long after the other pups had it down) and he was always running into things and tripping on stuff. It turned out that Kevin is just a total bonehead and canine wrecking ball. He becomes full-tilt in harness and now that he knows his name, you'd better watch out when you call him because he will come at you full-speed!
I worked with sprint musher Arleigh Reynolds for a summer exercise science project and I was hooked from then on. I learned a lot about conditioning dogs from Arleigh, but those dogs are too fast! I like to sip coffee while standing on the runners.
Some of my favorite mushing memories are being out on the remote trails and camping with my dogs in beautiful spots. I really love the process of training and conditioning, that stretches us to do these trips. I love putting the time in training dogs and watching them respond. Watching them grow is extremely rewarding and what I love most about this sport.
Most of my dogs came with names. The dogs I have named, I've received endless criticism for from friends, so I am excited to have a litter and think of some new and even more sillier names for them.
I listen to a wide range of podcasts but will throw on some Queen, Dave Mathews Band or pop hits occasionally.