But what is that at her feet?
Moose cows are very protective and can be dangerous. They will charge (and perhaps stomp) anyone or anything that they see as a threat to their young.
We stayed where we were while clicking our cameras, prepared to go the other way if she made any kind of aggressive move. Daisy ran toward the moose, but we called her back and she reluctantly obeyed, no doubt thinking she'd missed a great opportunity to make new friends. The horses saw Mama Moose but didn't seem disturbed. I'm sure they would have rapidly retreated if Mrs. Moose had shown an inclination to charge.
The new mom must have decided we were not an immediate threat. She collected her young one, all the while sending warning glances over her shoulder toward us.
Moose will usually be found near water since they like to eat aquatic plants and willows. This is drier terrain but provides good bedding ground for the calf and has plenty of green grass for Mom to eat.