We used to use a horse with harness. We'd tie a rope on both sides at the belly band and secure it to a stick, like water skiiers. The skier also controlled the horse with the long reins. We'd go down a hard packed road and a trained work horse knows to go in a straight line. Skiing skills were pretty basic, keeping them paralled and avoiding the occasional load of hot steaming buns coming out of the oven. Other than smell, not bad if you hit them fresh but definitely not frozen. Towing a skiier and carrying the weight of a saddle and rider very quickly tires the horse. A hard packed road is better than loose snow, less resistance. The horse sweats pretty heavily too. With the work horse we'd mainly walk and trot a little to keep her from getting heavily sweated up.
Last edited by Saddlebag; 01-26-2012 at 11:30 PM.