woodlane Farm

Woodlane Farm is the home of AQHA Stallion, Freckles Rocky Road

It sits on 80 acres of beautiful rolling country in Manchester, Michigan. It was founded in 1970 and is currently home to the Richard Alexander family and 16 cutting and reining bred Quarter Horses. Cutting and reining bred horses make outstanding family horses, trail horses, personal mounts, and all-around using horses because they are smart, good-natured, friendly, athletic and because they have quick, willing walks, soft lopes, and that all-day, easy-riding cowboy trot. They are the right size, too.

Come and see for yourself.

Richard and Lorrie Alexander

Richard and Lorrie have been happily married for over 60 years. With a lot of love and support they have built their farm and have run it for over 40 years, breeding, maintaining, and training quality stock. They have two wonderful daughters Nancy and Susan and grandchildren Morgan, Naomi, Lydia, and Alex. Their newest addition to the family is Zeke, Morgan's  10 month old son and their first great-grandson.

One cannot say enough about Richard Alexander's dedication to being the best he can be as husband, father, grandfather, friend, teacher, trainer, and scientist. He is the Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Curator of Insects at University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, an evolutionary biologist, a human behaviorist, and a master horseman with more than 40 years of breeding and training horses.

An acclaimed author, he has written children's books, true stories, and horse training books. Traveling all over the world in pursuit of his research on insects, he has authored over 150 biological publications. His life-long studies have earned him many notable awards, including the National Academy of Sciences Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal in 1971. In 2002 he was selected Distinguished Animal Behaviorist by the Animal Behavior Society. Richard's knowledge and passion for breeding and training quality stock has helped him to sell horses in nearly every state across the country.

Jason and Megan Young

Jason and Megan Young's farm is located in Grass Lake, Michigan, where they start horses and work towards roping, reining, barrel and performance horses. Many of the horses at the farm are Woodlane Farm bred horses. Megan has been working with Richard at Woodlane Farm learning his fundamentals and enriching teaching methods for over 5 years. Richard has taught Megan enough to allow her to take it back home and build finished horses. Jason and Megan are honored to be involved in the Woodlane Farm program and to learn from methods that Richard has established.


Please visit WoodlaneFarm.com/Woodlanefarmbooks for more information and to purchase Richard's books, including childrens books and academic publications. 

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