Established in the late 1940’s by Bill Reid, Reidell Farms comes from a long line farmers on Maureens side, where they raised mainly Ayrshire cattle.
Now run by Bill Jr. and his wife Rose, along with their daughter Ammie and son BJ, Reidell Farms has produced cash crops of corn, soy beans, and hay (alfalfa, timothy, and broam) for use for the animals on the farm: horses, cows, and occasionally, sheep. The cattle raised at Reidell is now predominantly Main Anjou beef cattle.
When Billy is not working in the field, he may be spotted at a horse show holding a pony or four for any one of the men, women, or children showing a horse from Reidell.
Rose started with the horses breeding and training paints and quarterhorses over 30 years ago, and has been doing the same with welsh cobs for 20 years. The breeding program is run with a true passion for breeding quality animals with balanced temperaments and good conformation (for Reidell stock as well as for sale) for any discipline, and to be suitable for any rider, regardless of age or experience.
Teaching and training using the horsemanship method, Reidell believes that there is a better way to train horses without confrontation. Horsemanship teaches that listening to the horse and paying attention to their body language is the best form of communicating and establishing a relationship with the horse instead of just ‘breaking’ them.