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

July 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. The Tale of 2 Water Horses 2. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. The Tale of 2 Water Horses Water Horse# 1Water horse number 1 was born on a small Arabian breeding farm. He was kept in a 2 acre … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Getting Full Spectrum Nutrition

In order for the human body to stay healthy and productive, a wide variety of nutrients is required. Macronutrients and micronutrients are both needed to maintain all the body’s functions. Macronutrients include carbohydrates, fats and cholesterol, proteins, and amino acids. Micronutrients that the body needs in lesser amounts include vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals. There … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter July 2019

July 2019 Holistic Horse Health – 3 ways to get your horse’s gut bacteria balanced Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 24, Number 7 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic Horse Health – 3 ways to get your horse’s gut bacteria balanced 2. Don’t Miss Your Chance! =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic Horse Health – … Continue Reading »

June 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ========================================== Horse Temperament: How to use the Balance Formulas Learn More About Temperament Types =========================================== 1. Horse Temperament: How to use the Balance Formulas Our Horse Temperament Balance Formulas are unique in their design. Whereas most nutritional supplements balance nutrients within the formula, our Balance Formulas … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter June 2019

June 2019 Holistic horse health is an inside job Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 24, Number 6 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 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 »

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 to start mixing my own feed and get away from the store bought feeds. I … Continue Reading »

May 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue:1. Horse Temperament: The 2 Types of Wood Horse2. 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 what often comes to mind is a racehorse. The … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: All About Chronic Inflammation

by guest contributor Barbara Swanson Healthy Tips: Chronic Inflammation INFLAMMATION! It’s nearly impossible to scan health headlines without seeing this buzzword–but what is inflammation, really? First, it is important to realize there are two different types of inflammation. Acute inflammation is an essential part of the healing process. It signals our immune system that we … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter May 2019

May 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 5 ================ In This Issue: Spring Feeding More Help For Your Horse ================ 1. Spring Feeding Spring is here and for those lucky horses who live in native grass pastures this means a wide selection of herbs and nutritious weeds, plus … 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 am trying to find the product “Stomach Soother” on your website and can’t find it. I … Continue Reading »

April 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Does Your Shao Yin Lack Self-confidence? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 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 to do with the level of self-confidence a … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Spring Cleaning Your Body

Many of us think about cleaning out our living spaces for a good Spring cleaning. But do you also think about cleaning out your body? According to naturopathic doctor and author of the book Detoxification, Linda Page, ND, PhD, giving yourself a good Spring cleansing or detoxifying your body is a great way to come … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter April 2019

April 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 4 ================ In This Issue: Why Adaptogens are so Important More Help For Your Horse ================ 1. Why Adaptogens are so Important What is an adaptogen? The Manual Equine Herbal and Energetics describes adaptogens as any substance that increases the body’s … 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 – If my horse is only earth are they still TaiYin? (in response to newsletter on 3/15/19) A … Continue Reading »

March 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ================ Horse Temperament: Special Needs for your TaiYin Horse Short Term Boarding in Pagosa Springs ================ 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 a … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Spotlight on Algae – Essential Fatty Acids

by guest contributor Barbara Swanson Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are what makes a fat either a ‘good fat’ or a ‘bad fat’. They are the micronutrient building block of nerve function, brain tissue, hormones and much more. Today, many people believe they must use an essential fatty acid supplement to be healthy. Many people believe … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2019

March 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 3 ================ In This Issue: Do You Know Your Hay? More Help For Your Horse ================ 1. Do You Know Your Hay? Hay makes up the largest percentage of the diet for most horses. Bagged feeds should be a small part … 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’ve had my water tested (Well) and it’s VERY high in Ca/Mg. I was “sold” on a … Continue Reading »