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 April 2020

April 2020 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 25, Number 4 ================ In This Issue: 1. How to help your horse handle vaccinations2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources ================ 1. How to help your horse handle vaccinations Attitudes about vaccination have changed in the last 20 years. Vaccines were once seen as the … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Wealth: Wealth Building-Big Dream, Bigger Struggle, Huge Victory

Big dreams come at a high price. God wants us to dream big but he also wants us to grow into the kind of person who can appreciate the victory. It’s the growing between dream and victory that can really challenge us. I have heard the concept of big dreams requiring bigger struggles but I … Continue Reading »

March 2020 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament – Why boundaries matter 2. Horse Harmony Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament – Why boundaries matterWhy does one horse get pushy, one get sullen and another flighty when they are all handled the same way? The answer is different horse … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Life Hacks to Avoid Diabetes

by guest contributor Barb Swanson We Know It’s a ProblemType 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a national epidemic. 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes, and another 3 of every 10 are prediabetic. This means close to 40% of our population is at risk for a largely preventative killing disease, since 95% of diabetics have T2D. There … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2020

March 2020 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 25, Number 3 ================ In This Issue: 1. On Blue Green Algae and Horses2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources ================ 1. On Blue Green Algae and Horses Blue-green algae plays a very important part in my holistic healing practice for horses. The blue-green algae I … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Wealth: The Power of Building Residual Income

We are starting a new blog series. As a partner to our Horseman’s Health we are now going to add Horseman’s Wealth. In this blog, we are going to look at financial education. This first blog is long and I apologize for that. I wanted to tell enough of my story to help you get … Continue Reading »

February 2020 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ================ Horse Temperament: Does your Shao Yin lack self confidence? Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing ================ 1. Horse Temperament: Does your Shao Yin lack self confidence? Self-confidence is something every good horseman wants to see and develop in a horse. Horse temperament has a lot … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: How Your Gut Affects Weight Loss

Many of us find that even eating a healthy wholefood diet, getting plenty of exercise, staying hydrated, and having techniques to cope with stress still isn’t enough when it comes to weight loss. We get to a certain point and can’t seem to get those stubborn few extra pounds gone. Especially if you are one … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter February 2020

February 2020 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 25, Number 2 ================ In This Issue: 1. Introduction to Holistic Medicine2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources ================ 1. Introduction to Holistic Medicine Palliation, Suppression, and Cure There is a lot of focus on “alternative,” “natural,” “herbal,” and “holistic” health care these days, for both … 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 had the vet out for my mare because her flanks have been severely drawn up and … Continue Reading »

January 2020 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ================ The Future for Horse-Keepers: Isolation or World Change? by Anna Blake Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing ================ 1. The Future for Horse-Keepers: Isolation or World Change? by Anna Blake  Madalyn’s Introduction to AnnaAnna Blake is a trainer and educator I have followed for several … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health:The Mind-Body Connection

by guest contributor Barb Swanson “To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. It’s really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself.” ~Albert Schweitzer The Attitude ConnectionFor thousands of years, the state of your mind has been linked to the health of your body. In one way … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2020

January 2020 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 25, Number 1 ================ In This Issue: How CBD Really Works – by Richard Thomas Using Hemp Oil and CBD For Your Animals ================ 1. How CBD Really Works By Richard Thomas in CBD Beginner’s Guide Excerpted from cbdcentral.org (CBD) Cannabidiol is rapidly … 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 – Is it safe to use Diatomaceous Earth on horses as an anti-parasitic? If so, how much and … Continue Reading »

December 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ================ Why They Balk Holiday Gifts for Horse Lovers ================ 1. 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 asked. Fire horse temperament: These … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: The Truth About Diets

by guest contributor Barb Swanson Trying to figure out what a healthy diet consists of is hard. This article gives you a snap-shot on the Functional Nutrition viewpoint of truth vs. fiction in diets and supplements. There are a dozen celebrities touting a dozen different “best” diets and weight loss programs. We have internet health … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter December 2019

December 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 12 ================ In This Issue: Holistic Horse Health: Pre and Probiotics Holiday Gifts for Horse Lovers ================ 1. Holistic Horse Health: Pre and Probiotics Anyone who has followed my holistic methods knows how strongly I feel about feeding a horse pre … 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 – Just got 2 weeks ago what I think is an Earth horse. Lots of changes for him … Continue Reading »

November 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Pain – How it interferes with accurate typing 2. Holiday Gifts for Horse Lovers =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Pain – How it interferes with accurate typing A horse in pain is harder to type because the pain interferes with accurate typing. A horse in … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health – Mushrooms: Our Superfood Friends

guest contributor Barb Swanson Mushrooms & Optimum Health Did you know that all mushrooms have powerful immune-system strengthening qualities, improving the ability of immune cells to kill invaders? Even ordinary mushrooms are highly nutritious, low-calorie food with immune health qualities. Mice given a diet with a lot of Portobello mushrooms got a strong immune-system boost–just … Continue Reading »