Helena Musher Competing in Race to the Sky

The old saying goes — if you are not the lead dog, the view never changes. Musher Mark Ibsen counters that he’d rather be on the sled so he doesn’t have to run 12 mph.While preparing his dogs for a practice run for this weekend’s Race to the Sky, Ibsen explained some fallacies in choosing a lead dog. It’s not the alpha you want. Take Sunday’s leader, Shilo. He was named as such because he is shy and carries himself low.Read more here: http://helenair.com/news/local/helena-musher-competing-in-race-to-sky/article_e0c28eb2-508d-11e1-ac05-0019bb2963f4.html

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