This story is from a letter written by
Pete Lammert with the Maine Forest Service
The man in the picture is Jacques Leroux who lives near Escourt Station, Maine. He has always had work horses, first for actual work and then for show at Maine’s’ many summer fairs.
I think he had two matched pairs, one Clydesdales and the other Belgiums.
He would turn them out to pasture each morning and then work them in the afternoon dragging the sled around the fields.
Three springs ago, he noticed a female moose coming to the pasture and helping herself of the hay and what grain the work horses didn’t pick up off the ground.
Jacques said he could get within 10 feet of the moose before it would turn and move off.
Two springs ago, the moose foaled at the edge of the work horse pasture and upon getting to it’s feet had not only the mother in attendance but the four horses.
The young moose grew up around the horses and each afternoon when Mr. Leroux took the teams for their daily exercise the yearling moose would trail along the entire route next to the near horse.
At some point, the yearling got so accustomed to Mr. Leroux that, after he had brushed each horse after a workout, he started brushing down the moose.
The moose tolerated this quite well so Mr. Leroux started draping harness parts over the yearling to see how he would tolerate these objects.
The yearling was soon harness broken and now came the question of what could you do with a harness broke moose.
NEWS BULLETIN FROM MAINE
Oh no! It just ain’t true !!
Yep, sure nuf’ … they got me !!
And to add insult to injury, I’m even way behind the times.
This story started making the rounds nearly a year, ago.
Check it out, unless you (like me) still believe in Santa.
Link: The real trufff … according to Snoops
However, these photos are true (I hope)
Ben Moore’s Moose In Harness
University of Alaska, Fairbanks