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 Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2021

March 2021 Does Your Horse Know What is Good For Him? Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 3 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Does Your Horse Know What is Good For Him?2. Learn at Home =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Does Your Horse Know What is Good For Him? Horses in the wild will … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Wealth: Change Your Money Story

Did you know that each of us has a money story that constantly runs in the subconscious level of our mind? This money story was probably established very early in life and it won’t change unless we find it and consciously change it. If your money story is not serving you don’t think you are … Continue Reading »

February 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Does your Metal horse have sore heels? Tango With Horses Community Call with Madalyn Ward, DVM ================ 1. Horse Temperament: Does your Metal horse have sore heels? The Metal horse temperament is generally strong and tough but their Achilles heel is … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Healthy Aging: Exercise

By guest contributor Barb Swanson (author of Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition) Functional HealthWe look at the aging process through the lens of how our body is built to function. We believe our body is a whole, and that each part works with and is dependent on the rest. Three major areas that … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter February 2021

February 2021 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 2 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic Horse Health: The miserable merry go round of horse ulcers 2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic Horse Health: The miserable merry go round of horse ulcers First you have stress, then you have ulcers, then … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Wealth: Are You Present?

My mantra this year is Show Up, Be Present, Do Less, Expect More. Being Present is proving to be a challenge. The racial and political upset in 2020 triggered me on a deep level and this was not necessarily a bad thing. The trigger was a wake up call that all was not right inside … Continue Reading »

January 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Remi Webinars With Wendy: Kim Bauer, TCM 5 Element Temperment Typing Case Studies ================ 1. Remi I was sad to learn that Remi was put down last fall for age related issues. Remi was an amazing horse. I first met him after he … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: New Year, New You

Did you make a New Year resolution this year? Or are you one of those that has quit making them because you haven’t been successful in the past? That happens to a majority of people as John C. Norcross, PhD, University of Scranton psychology professor reports that 60% of those who make a resolution for … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2021

January 2021 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 1 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Be the Best Version of Yourself 2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Be the Best Version of Yourself Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you keep them? Your horse has a suggestion. Forget about the diets … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Wealth: Your Horse Can’t Fix You!

Graduating from Vet School, pioneering holistic horse care and temperament typing are small endeavors to where I am about to go now. Honestly, I am terrified but the horses need me to say this. When I was not able to get horses healthy using conventional medicine I learned about Holistic approaches and lots of horses … Continue Reading »

December 2020 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Kim Bauer-Handling/Training suggestions for each Temperament Type Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources ================ 1. Kim Bauer-Handling/Training suggestions for each Temperament Type The video below from the You Tube “Webinars With Wendy” series featuring Kim Bauer, is an excellent resource for learning how each temperament … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Digestive Help for the Holidays

It’s holiday time again and even with the Covid-19 precautions many of us are taking that restrict social engagements and travel, a big part of the holiday fun revolves around food. Maybe even more so this year since we are missing out on those social and family gatherings that define the holidays. But why is … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter December 2020

December 2020 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 25, Number 12 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic Horse Health: Is your horse getting his greens? 2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic Horse Health: Is your horse getting his greens? Horses thrive on quality grass but how many actually have access to pasture … Continue Reading »

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 »