Published on October 1, 2008
Mushing Terms Sled Dog Racing
The word "mush" comes from the French word "marche", which means to walk. Learn about some of the common commands used in mushing:
Hike: Gets the dogs moving
Gee: Turn right
Haw: Turn left
Come Gee! Come Haw!: 180 degree turn in either direction
Easy: Slow down
Whoa!: Halt or stop the dogs
Line Out: Tells lead dog to get all dogs in line, straight in front of sled
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