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

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 »

Horseman’s Wealth: Wealth Building – Learn to manage your emotion

When it comes to wealth building, emotion is not your friend! A perfect example of this is the roller coaster ride the stock market has been on the last few weeks. One day the news is good so people buy, the next day the news is bad so people sell. Did the companies being bought … Continue Reading »

June 2020 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament: How to deal with bad horse matches 2. Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament: How to deal with bad horse matches Bad horse matches are way too common. A bad horse match can happen when a foal is … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Healthy Tips – Children, Probiotics & COVID19

By guest contributor Barbara Swanson Daily Use of Probiotics May Reduce Colds & Flu We are beginning to realize that our children are much more vulnerable to COVID19 that originally estimated. One way to help the children in your life is to get them on a daily probiotic. A recent study in Denmark indicates that … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter June 2020

June 2020 Why Metabolic Testing is So Important Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 25, Number 6 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Why Metabolic Testing is So Important2. Equine Holistic Resources Just a Click Away =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Why Metabolic Testing is So Important Update from the original newsletter. I was able to get … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Wealth: What Is An Asset?

What is an asset? Sounds like a fancy accountant term. In reality, an asset is something of value which you own but smart money investors expect to not only own assets but have those assets bring in cash flow monthly. Boy, was this a lesson for me. For example, by definition my horses are assets, … Continue Reading »

May 2020 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament: How Self Confident is your Horse? 2. Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament: How Self Confident is your Horse? Below is a newsletter I wrote when I first got Martini. I have had her 2 years now and … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter May 2020

May 2020 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 25, Number 5 ================ In This Issue: Why Adaptogens are so Important More Help For Your Horse ================ 1. Why Adaptogens are so Important Intro from Madalyn:We are coming out of a very challenging time for our country. It looks like the country … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Wealth: Network marketing – Small vs. Big Business Model

Message From MadalynI want to preface this Horseman’s Wealth newsletter with a message of hope. This pandemic has brought so much stress and grief into the lives of so many, yet there are positives. Our earth has had a chance to cleanse with less human activity. We have been able to see the benefits of … Continue Reading »