AskME: Why is there a horse hanging out in the Old Port?
BY JACK ALLSOPP
May 31, 2021
A dark brown horse and a yellow dog stood in the sun on the green grass in the center of Boothby Square in Portland on a Saturday this spring.
Gerry Scott, donning a white cowboy hat, stood 20 feet away allowing Hercules, his 10-year-old Friesian horse, and Molly, his yellow lab, to receive the attention of dozens of onlookers dining outside restaurants in the square.
For the next couple of hours, hundreds of people went out of their way to get a better look at the horse. People in cars slowed down as they drove by, looking on with confusion and amusement. Many people were timid but eager to ask Scott if they could pet Hercules, and he happily agreed every time.