View Full Version : Anybody ever worked with reindeer?

11-19-2014, 06:17 AM
I do a lot of fairy-tale retellings, and I'm working on a version of The Snow Queen. Reindeer figure prominently.

I've seen them in zoos but never gotten up close with one. Does anybody have any firsthand experience? I'm mostly looking for smell/sound/tactile sensations/quirks associated with them. I've done a fair bit of research on-line related to riding reindeer, saddle construction and so forth, but it's no substitute for somebody who's had actual context.

I'm also curious specifically about aging reindeer--do they go white around the muzzle the same way a lot of animals do? What are the tells on an old reindeer?

11-19-2014, 07:18 AM
Here's a link to a place that could probably tell you everything you want to know.


There's an email link on the left side of the page.


William Haskins
11-19-2014, 07:32 AM
Anybody ever worked with reindeer?

once. at a pizza restaurant.

i don't mean to be that guy, but they never folded their boxes.

fantastic delivery guys though.

11-19-2014, 11:16 PM
Thanks, MaryMumsy!

...Haskins, just pretend I'm giving you a very stern look.