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

Horseman’s Wealth: Don’t Give Up on your Dream

It was the early 1990’s when I started studying holistic medicine. I was frustrated that my conventional practices were not keeping my patients healthy. I was spending too much time treating chronic health problems and I wanted to find another way to approach my cases. I was so impressed with the information I found on … Continue Reading »

November 2020 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Horse Temperament: What do you want your horse to be? Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources ================ 1. Horse Temperament: What do you want your horse to be? When I first started working with horses I did not know the difference between a loyal soldier … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Healthy Aging – How Emotional Health Impacts Aging

By guest contributor Barb Swanson(author of Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition) There is a ton of information on the internet about healthy aging. Unfortunately, a lot of this info is either out of step with science (low fat diets? Eggs are bad for you?), and/or so focused on selling a product that the … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2020

November 2020 Holistic horse health is an inside job Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 25, Number 11 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic horse health is an inside job 2. Learn More About Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic horse health is an inside job Your horse may not be sick but … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Wealth: Love What You Sell

When I was growing up my parents put a huge emphasis on learning. My mother sold World Book Encyclopedias. Whenever we had a question, even if my parents knew the answer, we always had to look it up in the encyclopedia. I believe the process of finding my own answers made me very excited about … Continue Reading »

October 2020 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Why They Balk Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources ================ 1. Horse Temperament: Why They Balk Failure to move forward when asked (balk) is what causes many training challenges. Each horse personality has a different reason for not wanting to move forward when … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Remedies vs. Quick-Fixes

By guest contributor Barb Swanson (author of Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition) / There is no doubt that within the last 120 years, medicine has dramatically changed human health. Some advances have truly enhanced our lives. Antibiotics offer cures unlike anything previous in human history. Surgery has become a micro-art form. Also, however–and … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter October 2020

October 2020 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 25, Number 10 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Stress Induced Ulcers in Horses: Is Your Horse Stressing Out?2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Stress Induced Ulcers in Horses: Is Your Horse Stressing Out? It is easy to recognize stress in the horse that walks his … Continue Reading »

September 2020 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Special Needs for your TaiYin Horse Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources ================ 1. 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 … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Count the Ways AFA is a Superior Superfood

If you keep up with healthy living type news at all, then you have heard about superfoods. Those are whole foods that are particularly dense in nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. On your list of superfoods, you may not have included AFA, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, blue green algae, also known as organic Wild Microalgae® … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter September 2020

September 2020 Five Amazing Facts About Epigenetics Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 25, Number 9 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Five Amazing Facts About Epigenetics2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Five Amazing Facts About EpigeneticsEpigenetics is the study of how external influences like diet affect the activity and expression of … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Wealth: 10 Steps to Building Confidence

Wealth is about more than money. It is also about relationships and personal growth. On a recent training with my network marketing partner we learned about 10 steps to building confidence. This information helps in all areas of life. Be confident before you are confident.Practice and study things you are not proficient in. This may … Continue Reading »

August 2020 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Horse Temperament: What do you want your horse to be? Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources ================ 1. Horse Temperament: What do you want your horse to be? When I first started working with horses I did not know the difference between a loyal soldier … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Summer Health & Sunscreens

By guest contributor Barb Swanson (author of Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition) It’s the time to enjoy the outdoors! In the last several years, common health knowledge says to always use sunscreens when outdoors. There are two types of sunscreens:Physical sunscreens are made from the minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. They work … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter August 2020

August 2020 Holistic Horse Health: 5 Natural Alternatives to GastroGard for Horse Ulcers Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 25, Number 8 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic Horse Health: 5 Natural Alternatives to GastroGard for Horse Ulcers 2. Equine Holistic Resources Just a Click Away =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic Horse Health: 5 Natural … 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 – We are dealing with fly issues here in California with our horses. Wondering if you have come … Continue Reading »

July 2020 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: 3 Reasons Why Fire horses get Leaky Gut 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 these horses have sensitive digestion and can be very picky … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Protect Your Skin During Your Summer Rides

Planning on doing a lot of riding this summer? Me too, and that means finding ways to protect my skin from the harsh summer sun and heat. Did you know that the health of your skin reflects your overall health and level of stress? Healthy, glowing skin indicates you are living a healthy lifestyle and … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter July 2020

July 2020 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 25, Number 7 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Symptoms: Important Information on Horses with Hives2. Equine Holistic Resources Just a Click Away =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Symptoms: Important Information on Horses with Hives It is so important to always look for the underlying cause of … Continue Reading »