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 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 »

February 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ================ Horse Temperament: 11 Quirks for 11 Types Share the Knowledge ================ 1. Horse Temperament: 11 Quirks for 11 Types Some horses are so easy to type. Others, not so much. If you are having a challenge with figuring out who your horse is then you … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: The Love Molecule

by guest contributor Barbara Swanson Phenylethylamine (PEA) is a natural mood enhancer. When you enjoy euphoria with your lover or when you’re extremely happy and excited, your brain produces an amino acid called “The Love Molecule”. PEA is found in the highest concentration of any food in our wild AFA Klamath Lake freshwater Algae! The … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter February 2019

February 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 2 ================ In This Issue: CBD Oil – A New Frontier in Medicine More Help For Your Horse ================ 1. CBD Oil – A New Frontier in Medicine Hemp based CBD oil has the potential to change the way we look … 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 a quick question for you. I am giving all my horses the Essentials Blend you … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: 4 New Year Resolutions Combining Health and Wealth

Top of the list of most popular new year resolutions seem to always be some type of health goal, losing weight, or increasing finances goal. This year think about having it all with your resolution goal. There are many ways that improving your physical health can also improve your financial health. Here are a few … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2019

January 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 1 ======================================================== In This Issue: New Year’s Resolution: Do You and Your Horse Have One? More Help For Your Horse ========================================================= 1. New Year’s Resolution: Do You and Your Horse Have One? Are you busy making New Year’s resolutions for you … 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 – What do you recommend for a feed for horses? Have you heard of crypto aero? I am … Continue Reading »