Author Archives: Madalyn Ward, DVM

About Madalyn Ward, DVM

This is a little blog about my move to Fischer, Texas, the horses, and other miscellaneous personal stuff that I don't normally get the share in my newsletters. I hope you enjoy these often humorous posts as I explore the journey of moving out to the country and will post replies and share your own experiences! Madalyn

January 2022 – Mid Month Update Horse Temperament: Fancy the itchy Fire mare

By: Dr. Madalyn Ward – Holistic Horsekeeping Often the name will give you a hint to the horse temperament. Fancy is a good example of this as she is beautiful and you can tell she knows it. I typed Fancy as a Fire horse the minute I saw her and her history confirmed it.  Fancy … Continue Reading »

Functional, Supportive and Situational Nutrition

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2022Volume 27, Number 1 Are you proactive with your horse’s nutritional needs or do you wait until you have a problem? If you address the functional and supportive nutritional needs for your horse then there is a very good chance you will have much fewer problems in the future. Functional nutrition … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping: Want to Become a Better Rider?

Want to Become a Better Rider? Take Notes From the Business World By Guest Author: Dorothy Watson information@mentalwellnesscenter.info – mentalwellnesscenter.info We often think about horses and business as mutually exclusive, unless we’re contemplating the ugly side of the horse industry — the one in which horses are a disposable product, not the partner. Yet if … Continue Reading »

December 2021 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping – By Madalyn Ward, DVM The TaiYin Schoolmaster Tanq is my TaiYin (Earth/Metal), Morgan gelding. I have been working with him to teach a teenage girl to ride. Tanq has taken his new job very seriously and not only is he teaching his student but he is also teaching me how to teach.  At … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Garden Tower

My Garden Tower has been so fabulous. I haven’t always been so interested in whole green foods. I had very little nutrition study in vet school and early in my career I did not make the connection between green foods and health. My diet during this time consisted of a breakfast taco and Coke for … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter December 2021

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 12 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Helping Your Stressed Horse with Adrenal Gland Health 2. Develop a Better Relationship with Your Horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*= Properly functioning adrenal glands are essential for survival. These glands are located just in front of the kidneys of the horse. The outer … Continue Reading »

Buzz From The Barn – November 2021

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. To see more questions and answers on real holistic horse care situations check out our Holistic Horsekeeping and Horse Harmony Facebook pages. Q – I have a Lippitt Morgan 6 year old gelding that has an SI injury we have been … Continue Reading »

November 2021 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping – By Madalyn Ward, DVM Balancing your Water horse for Winter Equine Holistic Resources are just a click away Winter is the season that Water horses have the most problems. Cold is the environmental condition that is most difficult for the Water horse. Bone pain and lower back problems common symptoms seen in … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: About Chlorophyll

The green blood of plants becomes the red blood of animals and humans! By guest contributor Barbara Swanson Certain of our body’s unique nutrients have an eerie relationship to pigments found in blue green algae. We are going to discuss one of the most important: Chlorophyll. ChlorophyllChlorophyll is a green pigment developed by plants to … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2021

November 2021 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 11 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Fixed Bi 2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*= Fixed Bi Ever wonder why the miracle product that works on so many horses does not do a thing for your horse? Or why the wonder cure you found and shared … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: All About Chronic Inflammation

by guest contributor Barbara Swanson Healthy Tips: Chronic Inflammation INFLAMMATION! It’s nearly impossible to scan health headlines without seeing this buzzword–but what is inflammation, really? First, it is important to realize there are two different types of inflammation.Acute inflammation is an essential part of the healing process. It signals our immune system that we have … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter October 2021

Ever wonder why the miracle product that works on so many horses does not do a thing for your horse? Or why the wonder cure you found and shared with all your friends did not help their horses one little bit. The reason is not all pain is the same. Western Medicine tends to lump all pain symptoms together and treat them the same. Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) divides types of pain into 5 types and treats each type quite differently. 

September 2021 – Mid Month Update

How do I get a Temperament Typing done for my horse? Register for a session with a certified Horse Temperament Typing Consultant. After filling out a questionnaire, the Typing Consultant will review your answers, and ask you questions, through email or phone, about your horse to help you arrive at the correct temperament type for … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Supporting Your Joints so They Can Support You By: Dr. Madalyn Ward Our joints aren’t something we really think about much usually until we start experiencing stiffness and/or pain with them, but without good joint care our mobility is affected and the pain and stiffness can slow us down. And who has time … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter September 2021

September 2021 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 9 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Pain explained with Traditional Chinese Medicine 2. Is your horse the perfect match for you and his job? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*= 1. Pain explained with Traditional Chinese Medicine Ever wonder why the miracle product that works on so many … Continue Reading »

August 2021 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse. When to Use Balance Formulas It is not surprising that people have some misunderstanding about using the Balance formulas. After all, most supplements are designed to benefit all types of horses and to be fed continuously. The Five Element Balance formulas are designed to support the individual … Continue Reading »