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 2018 – Mid Month Update

January 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Paradigm Shifts in Horse Harmony 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Paradigm Shifts in Horse Harmony Sometimes paradigm shifts happen suddenly and other times they evolve over an extended period of time. When … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: New Nutrition Resolution for the New Year

Welcome to 2018! Have you made a new year’s resolution yet for this year? If not, maybe it’s time to set a resolution for a nutritional lifestyle change. Two of the most important areas to look at in regards to nutrition according to Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN, CLC, registered dietician and nutrition expert for … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2018

January 2018 Quality Time for Cerise in 2018 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 1 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Quality Time for Cerise in 2018 2. What Does Your Horse Want? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Quality Time for Cerise in 2018 My New Year’s resolution is to give Cerise more … 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 just bought a 16 year old pony for my daughter to start learning to jump. The … Continue Reading »

December 2017 – Mid Month Update

December 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament – Why Boundaries Matter 2. Horse Harmony’s 12 Days of Christmas =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament – Why Boundaries Matter Why does one horse get pushy, one get sullen and another flighty when they … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter December 2017

December 2017 How to Help Your Cranky Mare Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 12 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. How to Help Your Cranky Mare 2. Great Holiday Gifts for Horse Lovers on Your List =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. How to Help Your Cranky Mare Mares are usually more sensitive … 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 – How often should a 25 year old thoroughbred gelding in excellent condition get his teeth floated? Had … Continue Reading »

November 2017 – Mid Month Update

November 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament: The 2 Types of Wood Horse 2. Mentoring Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament: The 2 Types of Wood Horse When a person thinks about the Wood horse temperament … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Managing Stress to Bring Harmony to Your Holidays

Just when I think life is busy enough and my to-do list can’t hold any more items, here comes the holidays again! Extra cooking, shopping, decorating, carrying on of family traditions, cleaning, getting ready for visits from family and friends and all the fun things the holidays bring. But it also means extra stress and … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2017

November 2017 How to Help a Horse Learn Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 11   =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. How to Help a Horse Learn 2. Equine Holistic Resources Just a Click Away =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. How to Help a Horse Learn If you want to help … Continue Reading »

October 2017 – Mid Month Update

October 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. What do you want your horse to be? 2. Mentoring Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. What do you want your horse to be? When I first started working with horses I … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter October 2017

October 2017 Why Metabolic Testing is So Important Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 10   =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Why Metabolic Testing is So Important 2. Equine Holistic Resources Just a Click Away =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. Why Metabolic Testing is So Important ================================================== My 25 year old … 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 –  The rescue group I work with in Texas is starting to see many cases of river rot. … Continue Reading »

September 2017 – Mid Month Update

September 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. 3 Reasons Why Fire horses get Leaky Gut 2. Mentoring Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. 3 Reasons Why Fire horses get Leaky Gut If you have a Fire horse you know … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Anti-Inflammatory Diet For Your Dog

Guest article by Donia Alawi of Organics USA, Inc. This month instead of our usual look at nutrition and health for ourselves, I’d like to share this article from Donia that addresses the health concerns of some of our best friends – namely our dogs. Your Dog’s Daily Anti-inflammatory Diet by Donia Alawi of Organics … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter September 2017

September 2017 Traditional Chinese Medicine Explanation of Pain – Part 2 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 9   =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Traditional Chinese Medicine Explanation of Pain – Part 2 2. Equine Holistic Resources Just a Click Away =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. Traditional Chinese Medicine Explanation of … 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’m looking for a holistic supplement for flies; not sure if garlic is safe to use … Continue Reading »