Sunday, December 30, 2007

Alaskan Clydesdale

Only in Alaska ....... This guy raised an abandoned moose calf with his horses, and believe it or not, he has trained it for lumber removal and other hauling tasks.

 Given the 2,000 pounds of robust muscle, and the splayed, grippe hooves, he claims it is the best work animal he has.  

He says the secret to keeping the moose around is a sweet salt lick, although during the rut he disappears for a couple of weeks, but always comes home.... impressive!                        

                                                                     

 

12 comments:

pamal3 said...

How clever! I could do with borrowing him to remove rather large stones from my garden. lol Pam xx

christiniareid said...

wow..love it linda.hugs Mary you can write me back at marys blog.

carolelainedodd said...

That is a big animal.!!!!!  What a strange story though.
Carolxx

nay0114 said...

Cool he's like Santa's cousin then. Figured out how to keep them coming back.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

ladymagnolia1963 said...

That is just to cool LOL!

HUGS~Donna

breakaway1968 said...

Omy gosh  That is so impressive for sure!  I would love to see one up close!  

monicasmemoirs said...

How interesting!  Did you see this while on your cruise?  If so, which port?!?  This inquiring mind wants to know!

Monica

gaboatman said...

Linda
Now, that is pretty darned impressive.  The fact that he lets it be free enough to disappear for two weeks every year and it comes back is amazing!  
Sam

mariealicejoan said...

Wow, just when you think you've heard it all eh!!
Amazing story.  I can't wait to tell Todd when he gets up.  One of the things he most wanted to see the first time we went to Canada was a moose!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((LINDA))))))))))))))))))That is t kool.Have a Happy New Year.

preciousone25 said...

Pretty interesting!!  Maybe he's onto something, here.

Joann

wwfbison said...

Oh my gosh, that is just wild!!!!
Lisa