Originally Posted by My2Geldings
You have to remember the Moose is a wild animal and should left as such. They are not build to be used as seen in the photo.
You have to remember the Horse is a wild animal and should be left as such. They are not built to be used as seen in the photo, or as a dressage animal, or for eventing, or for racing, or for being locked up in a stall for any period of time at all, or a lot of stuff -- hence why we have to spend extra care and medical attention on them...
Don't kid yourself on this one M2G, the moose is WELL able to do this kind of work. They are HUGE. Have you ever seen one up close in the wild? Even at a distance? I have. They are also very curious and intelligent animals. Hence our ability to train them.
What about caribou (reindeer) that are used as sled animals? Very common and very useful. Not too many animals could do the job the caribou do.
What about elephants used in forestry? What about carrier pigeons? What about rescue dogs? What about Siamese guard cats? Every animal we have domesticated started out wild at some point. Moose are just out of your
element, I think, so you don't get it the same way.