Madigan Rope Technique

The Madigan Rope Technique was developed several years ago by Dr. John Madigan of the University of California at Davis. This technique, when followed step by step, can help “dummy” foals to nurse better, and as a result, become more active and healthy....

A Painful Lesson

In this installation of Stud Farm Diaries, Cindy Reich discusses different pain indicators in horses, and how we can help decipher the signals they send us. Recognizing pain in the horse is an important skill and may make the difference between a good and a poor...

Teaching Weanlings to Load into a Trailer

Cindy Reich narrates how to walk a weanling into a trailer for the first time, turn them around, and walk them back out.     Latest Posts From Salomé Malou Leading Dams of 2017 National Winners The Moska Legacy Lineage Chart You Be the Judge More Posts from this...

Teaching Weanlings

It’s fall, and the foals are in from being weaned. They’ll need a refresher course on being good citizens, by Cindy Reich Latest Posts From Salomé Malou Leading Dams of 2017 National Winners The Moska Legacy Lineage Chart You Be the Judge More Posts from this Category...

Less is More — Methods of Restraint

by Cindy Reich Every time I think I may have run out of ideas for an article, I have a day at work that proves me wrong. I needed to sedate a yearling colt for a procedure. This colt had not had very much handling at all and was pretty nervous and reactive. Usually I...