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

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

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 – If my horse is only earth are they still TaiYin? (in response to newsletter on 3/15/19) A … Continue Reading »

March 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ================ Horse Temperament: Special Needs for your TaiYin Horse Short Term Boarding in Pagosa Springs ================ Horse Temperament: Special Needs for your TaiYin Horse TaiYin means most Yin. Yin is the slow, cooling and moisturizing energy in the body. The Tai Yin(Earth/Metal) horse generally has a … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Spotlight on Algae – Essential Fatty Acids

by guest contributor Barbara Swanson Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are what makes a fat either a ‘good fat’ or a ‘bad fat’. They are the micronutrient building block of nerve function, brain tissue, hormones and much more. Today, many people believe they must use an essential fatty acid supplement to be healthy. Many people believe … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2019

March 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 3 ================ In This Issue: Do You Know Your Hay? More Help For Your Horse ================ 1. Do You Know Your Hay? Hay makes up the largest percentage of the diet for most horses. Bagged feeds should be a small part … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

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’ve had my water tested (Well) and it’s VERY high in Ca/Mg. I was “sold” on a … Continue Reading »

February 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ================ Horse Temperament: 11 Quirks for 11 Types Share the Knowledge ================ 1. Horse Temperament: 11 Quirks for 11 Types Some horses are so easy to type. Others, not so much. If you are having a challenge with figuring out who your horse is then you … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: The Love Molecule

by guest contributor Barbara Swanson Phenylethylamine (PEA) is a natural mood enhancer. When you enjoy euphoria with your lover or when you’re extremely happy and excited, your brain produces an amino acid called “The Love Molecule”. PEA is found in the highest concentration of any food in our wild AFA Klamath Lake freshwater Algae! The … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter February 2019

February 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 2 ================ In This Issue: CBD Oil – A New Frontier in Medicine More Help For Your Horse ================ 1. CBD Oil – A New Frontier in Medicine Hemp based CBD oil has the potential to change the way we look … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

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 quick question for you. I am giving all my horses the Essentials Blend you … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: 4 New Year Resolutions Combining Health and Wealth

Top of the list of most popular new year resolutions seem to always be some type of health goal, losing weight, or increasing finances goal. This year think about having it all with your resolution goal. There are many ways that improving your physical health can also improve your financial health. Here are a few … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2019

January 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 1 ======================================================== In This Issue: New Year’s Resolution: Do You and Your Horse Have One? More Help For Your Horse ========================================================= 1. New Year’s Resolution: Do You and Your Horse Have One? Are you busy making New Year’s resolutions for you … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

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 – What do you recommend for a feed for horses? Have you heard of crypto aero? I am … Continue Reading »

December 2018 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Finding Your Horse’s Nutritional Sweet Spot 2. Share the Knowledge =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Finding Your Horse’s Nutritional Sweet Spot I was rereading this newsletter from 2016 and it reminded me what a wonderful horse Remi was for me. He is still doing excellent in his … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Managing Stress for the Holidays

As if life isn’t stressful enough juggling family, work, and social commitments, the holidays are here to bring a whole new level of stress. Sure the holidays can be a fun and joyous time, but there’s no denying they also bring on stress with preparing for celebrations, travel, and possibly having more people in your … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter December 2018

December 2018 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 12 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Why do Horses Chew Wood? 2. Great Gifts for Horse Lovers =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Why do Horses Chew Wood? Nothing is more annoying than seeing your nice wood fences or barn walls turning into kindling. Trees … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

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 – Who do you use for hair testing on horses? A – I like to use DePaolo Equine … Continue Reading »

November 2018 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament: Dry Weather Challenges 2. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament: Dry Weather Challenges Dry weather is a setup for Metal horse colic but other temperaments can also suffer. Dust can irritate delicate mucous membranes in … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Algae for the Holidays

Holiday time can be lots of fun, but it can also be stressful. Add to that the overeating that can occur with family dinners, parties, and eating on the run during travel or just being rushed decorating or shopping, and you have the perfect conditions for weight gain, heartburn, stomach cramps, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2018

November 2018 The Model Natural Diet for the Horse Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 11 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. The Model Natural Diet for the Horse 2. Getting Your Horse Questions Answered =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. The Model Natural Diet for the Horse Fads come and go in the … Continue Reading »