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 2017 – Mid Month Update

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

Horseman’s Health: Supporting Your Joints so They Can Support You

Our joints aren’t something we really think about much usually until we start experiencing stiffness and/or pain with them, but without good joint care our mobility is affected and the pain and stiffness can slow us down. And who has time for that? Not me. About Joints Along with your joints, which is where two … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter July 2017

July 2017 Book Review – Equine Herbal and Energetics Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 7   =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Book Review – Equine Herbal and Energetics 2. Free Trial of FeedXL =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. Book Review – Equine Herbal and Energetics I love books and I … 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 contacted you earlier regarding the use of a garlic bug repellent product in conjunction … Continue Reading »

June 2017 – Mid Month Update

June 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How 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# 1 Water horse number 1 was born on a small Arabian … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Protect Your Skin During Your Summer Rides

Planning on doing a lot of riding this summer? Me too, and that means finding ways to protect my skin from the harsh summer sun and heat. Did you know that the health of your skin reflects your overall health and level of stress? Healthy, glowing skin indicates you are living a healthy lifestyle and … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter June 2017

June 2017 Forages: Myths or Facts? Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 6 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Forages: Myths or Facts? 2. Holistic Learning Opportunities =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Forages: Myths or Facts? By special guest contributor Nerida Richards, PhD* This article was written by Dr. Nerida Richards B.Rur Sc. PhD (RAnNutr), … 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 read your article on equine uveitis and wondered if you could please be more specific … Continue Reading »

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 »