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 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 13 year old Mustang /Paint cross horse that I adopted 6 years ago … Continue Reading »

October 2016 – Mid Month Update

October 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Matching horse temperaments with other horses 2. New Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Matching horse temperaments with other horses Cerise, my Fire horse temperament mare, has been with us in Colorado since … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Eating For Less Stress

These days stress to one degree or another is just part of daily living. It can take a toll on you physically and mentally however so finding ways of coping with stress is an important part of staying healthy. A good place to start is with your diet as there are foods that can help … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter October 2016

October 2016 DSLD/ESPA – When connective tissues fail Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 10 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. DSLD/ESPA – When connective tissues fail 2. New Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. DSLD/ESPA – When connective tissues fail Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis is a devastating … 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 #1 – We recently purchased a 5 year old, OTTB. When we brought him home he had racing … Continue Reading »

September 2016 – Mid Month Update

September 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Case study – Laminitis in a Metal horse 2. New Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Case study – Laminitis in a Metal horse Laminitis is not a condition I see often in … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: The Healthy Way To Lose Weight and Keep It Off

To lose weight the healthy way, throw out all the fad diets and starving yourself. These are not only unhealthy and add stress to your body and mind, they also don’t usually keep the weight from coming back. The healthy way to lose weight and keep it off is to make lifestyle changes in what … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter September 2016

September 2016 3 reasons your horse won’t pick up his foot Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 9 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. 3 reasons your horse won’t pick up his foot 2. New Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1.  3 reasons your horse won’t pick up … 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 the Horse Health Hotline postings and our Holistic Horsekeeping  and Horse Harmony Facebook  pages. Q #1 –  I am looking at purchasing your 3 recommended products for … Continue Reading »

August 2016 – Mid Month Update

August 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament: Using balancing formulas during extreme weather 2. New at Holistic Horsekeeping – Coming Soon =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament: Using balancing formulas during extreme weather Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes the effects of weather conditions … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Maintaining Your Flexibility

Take a moment to think about how often during the day you bend over, stand up and walk, lift items, stretch to reach something on a high shelf, get on a horse, and all the other ways flexibility helps you throughout the day. Most of us do these things naturally and never think about the … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter August 2016

August 2016 The Model Natural Diet for the Horse Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 8 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. The Model Natural Diet for the Horse 2. New at Holistic Horsekeeping – Coming Soon =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. The Model Natural Diet for the Horse Fads come and go … 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 the Horse Health Hotline postings and our Holistic Horsekeeping  and Horse Harmony Facebook  pages. Q – I have typed myself and my horse, but I’m not sure … Continue Reading »

July 2016 – Mid Month Update

July 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament – Cerise makes it to Colorado 2. New at Holistic Horsekeeping – Coming Soon =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament – Cerise makes it to Colorado The weather finally got warm enough to bring my … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Anti-Aging With Antioxidants

Looking to the future, we’d all like to stay as active, young looking, mentally alert, and youthful as possible. We can’t stop aging, but we can stop some of the effects aging has on our bodies. This starts at a cellular level. We have over 75 trillion cells in the body that are constantly fighting … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter July 2016

July 2016 Which Vaccinations Should You Give Your Horse? Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 7 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Which Vaccinations Should You Give Your Horse? 2. New at Holistic Horsekeeping – Coming Soon =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Which Vaccinations Should You Give Your Horse? I can’t say this … 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 the Horse Health Hotline postings and our Holistic Horsekeeping and Horse Harmony Facebook pages. Q – Please tell me about your mushrooms. Are they grown in the … Continue Reading »

June 2016 – Mid Month Update

June 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. The Best Horse Temperament for a Fearful Rider 2. Five Element Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. The Best Horse Temperament for a Fearful Rider Fear can be an issue at some point for almost any rider. Fear … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Don’t Let Poor Digestion Ruin Your Summer Plans

Summer is here and that means lots of outside fun – trail rides, picnics, vacations, road trips, swimming, rafting and all the fun in the sun things you like to do. But these activities won’t be much fun or won’t happen at all if you are plagued with constipation or diarrhea. You don’t have to … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter June 2016

June 2016 Speak to your Horse with Feel and Timing Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 6 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Speak to your Horse with Feel and Timing 2. Learn More About Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Speak to your Horse with Feel and Timing Horses are … Continue Reading »