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

May 2017 – Mid Month Update

May 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. The Tale of 2 Metal Horses 2. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. The Tale of 2 Metal Horses Metal Horse #1 Metal horse number 1 was born on a big ranch. He … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Dreading Spring? Get Allergy Relief to Enjoy Springtime

Spring can be a wonderful time of year unless you are prone to spring allergies. Sneezing, watery, itchy eyes, sore throat, and runny nose can definitely put a negative spin on springtime enjoyment. Besides just having these symptoms that make you miserable, allergies that are not treated can lead to sinusitis, sleep apnea, asthma, ear … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter May 2017

May 2017 Strategies for Optimum Drinking Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 5 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Strategies for Optimum Drinking 2. Holistic Learning Opportunities =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Strategies for Optimum Drinking Everyone has heard the saying, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him … 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 started my Paso Fino mare on the Water Balancing Formula. She seemed to be responding … Continue Reading »

April 2017 – Mid Month Update

April 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. The Tale of 2 Earth Horses 2. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. The Tale of 2 Earth Horses Earth horse number one was born on a small farm. His dam is a … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Is Your Diet Dragging You Down? Natural Solutions to Boost Daily Energy

We all have periods of time when we start dragging, usually when we’ve been extra busy or burning the candle at both ends. But usually with some extra rest or a vacation we recoup our energy level. The real problem comes with a chronic energy drain. About 10% of the population in the world suffers … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter April 2017

April 2017 Know your hay Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 4 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Know your hay 2. Holistic Learning Opportunities =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Know your hay Go into any feed store and you will see shelves lined with different bagged feeds for every imaginable type and … 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 wondering about the Power Stance coconut oil powder from Coolstance. It has hydrated silica … Continue Reading »

March 2017 – Mid Month Update

March 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. The tale of 2 Fire horses 2. Montana Workshop 3. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. The tale of 2 Fire horses Fire Horse 1 Fire horse 1 was raised on the farm … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Simple Ways to Get a Nutritional Boost

Sometimes our busy lives keep us from slowing down enough to fix and eat as healthy as we know we should. It’s too easy to drive through a fast food joint, fix a boxed meal, or order delivery when life is hectic even though we are aware these types of foods have way too much … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2017

March 2017 Nutrition for Hormone Support in Mares Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 3 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Nutrition for Hormone Support in Mares 2. Holistic Learning Opportunities =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Nutrition for Hormone Support in Mares The estrous cycle (time from ovulation to ovulation) of the mare … 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 – Do you have any products for sand in horses I’ve heard the aloe might be helpful. A … Continue Reading »

February 2017 – Mid Month Update

February 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. How to deal with bad horse matches 2. New Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. How to deal with bad horse matches Bad horse matches are way too common. A bad horse match … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Boost Your Heart Health For A Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentine’s Day makes us think of love, cupids, and hearts. While thinking about hearts, think about giving yourself the gift of heart health starting this Valentine’s Day. Your cardiovascular system or circulatory system is made up of the heart, blood, and blood vessels like arteries, veins and capillaries. This system is the one that takes … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter February 2017

February 2017 Holistic Horse Care- When to break the rules Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 2 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic Horse Care- When to break the rules 2. Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping 3. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic Horse Care- … 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 … Continue Reading »

January 2017 – Mid Month Update

January 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Is your Supplement Program out of Control? 2. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Is your Supplement Program out of Control? Is your horse getting more than 4 supplements a day? If so, … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Shedding Those Holiday Pounds

Welcome to a new year and the end of the 2016 holiday season! Many of us find ourselves entering the new year with a few extra pounds from all the tasty, but maybe not so healthy foods we indulged in over the holidays. After all who can say no to Grandma’s homemade pies. As a … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2017

January 2017 Looking back at 2016 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 1 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Looking back at 2016 2. Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping 3. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Looking back at 2016 Isn’t it interesting how things go in … 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 have 5 Thoroughbreds that are all kept together. They eat very healthy, are chemical free, and … Continue Reading »