Leadville, Colo. holds an
annual skijoring event. Photo via Warren Miller
With all sports comes injury. We see it time and again with players from our favorite teams. I saw it often as a ballet dancer. No sport goes unscathed, no matter how much we wish it did… especially when it comes to horses.
“Yesterday it got a little soft at the end and I closed the race after that horse fell. I’m not blaming it on the track; I’m not blaming it on the horse. I think there are a couple multipliers in here that we can look at,” Skijoring America board member Tim McCarthy told CBS Denver. “It’s a tragedy, but it’s part of going down the race course. We’ve never had this happen up here.”
There were reportedly no major issues at Sunday’s event.