Handy Dandy Milking Stanchion...for short cows, who may or may not kick
Update: Oct 8, 2012 Bossie has indeed calmed down as much as she probably ever will. No kicking on the stand, although I don't want to trust her, so I have fitted her right back ankle with a heavy duty nylon dog collar with a ring to clip her leg tether to. That works so well, as it is permanent, and all I have to do is quickly snap the strap clip to it and she can't kick if she wanted to. I just have to remember to UNHOOK if before excusing her from the stanchion. (did that once..but she remained calm until I unclasped her). We moved the 2x4 guard over toward her so she doesn't have as much wiggle room. It's working great.