Hiking sticks can be used for so much more then light hiking. A newly popular activity is skijoring in which a person is pulled by a dog, horse, or other animal willing to do all the hard work. The person is carried on skis and is tasked with keeping their balance while moving at speeds controlled by their animal friend. This is where the hiking sticks come into play. Instead of solely depending on their own counter balancing and shifting weight, the person can use one or two hiking sticks as an extension of their arm to push back from the ground when they feel too much weight shifting to one side. Skijoring is a great way to get a full body exercise for you and your animal friend. Happy Hiking!