Category Archives: Five Element Personality Typing

January 2023 – Mid Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse! Is your Horse in Sympathetic Burnout Because of You? No human or horse can live in the fight or flight state indefinitely, yet that is exactly what is happening to so many right now. People are stressed and that stress is transferring to our horses when we … Continue Reading »

December 2022 – Mid Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse FAQ’s for a Fire Horse TemperamentQ. My Fire Horse is very physically sensitive to pain and irritation. Fly bites swell, injuries blow up into huge hematomas, and small scratches are very painful. Can you suggest ways to help Fire horses recover more quickly from physical irritations and … Continue Reading »

November 2022 – Mid Month Update

How to have a healthy happy horse with Dr. Madalyn Ward Does your Metal horse have sore heels? The Metal horse temperament is generally strong and tough but their achilles heel is – their heels. The Metal horse has a tendency to contracted, sore heels. Confirmation can play a part as many Metal horses have … Continue Reading »

The Wood Dog

Mid-Month Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter, October 2022, Dr. Madalyn Ward – How to have a healthy happy horse When I think of the Wood dog I think of a Blue Heeler. These dogs love to work and they enjoy moving other animals around. They don’t have the reputation as being the most obedient but when they … Continue Reading »

The Metal Dog

August 2022 – Mid-Month Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse (Or Dog) Dr. Madalyn Ward When you think about a Metal dog you can think about a German Shepard. This dog is all about honor and duty. Always on guard and ready to defend his territory and people. A balanced Metal dog is … Continue Reading »

The Earth Dog

July 2022 – Mid-Month Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse (Or Dog) Dr. Madalyn Ward There are many approaches to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but the Five-Element approach is unique in that it includes the idea that each of us, animal or human, represents a “constitutional type,” exhibiting certain physical and emotional traits … Continue Reading »

Buzz From The Barn

Cushings, Human vs Horse Doses & Arnica – June 2022 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 question about using the powdered algae/probiotic/enzyme blend. The bottle states … Continue Reading »

The Fire Dog

June 2022 – Mid-Month By: Dr. Madalyn Ward – www.HolisticHorsekeeping.com When you think of a Fire dog you can think about a Poodle. The Fire dog loves attention and praise. The balanced Fire dog is full of joy and exuberance. The organs associated with Fire include the Heart and Small Intestine. When the Fire dog is out … Continue Reading »

March 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse Dr. Madalyn Ward 1. 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 laid back attitude and enjoys relaxing and eating. He is not super ambitious but is … Continue Reading »

February 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse Dr. Madalyn Ward What to do before you temperament type a new horse “This is not the same horse I bought.” This is the statement those of us who type horses hear so often. These cases are so hard. Imagine that you have just moved to a … Continue Reading »

Buzz From The Barn – November 2021

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 Lippitt Morgan 6 year old gelding that has an SI injury we have been … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter September 2021

September 2021 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 9 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Pain explained with Traditional Chinese Medicine 2. Is your horse the perfect match for you and his job? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*= 1. Pain explained with Traditional Chinese Medicine Ever wonder why the miracle product that works on so many … Continue Reading »

July 2021 – Mid Month Update

RIDING VERSES TRAINING Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Riding Verses Training2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Riding verses Training You know the saying “I am not a doctor but I play one on TV.” That is the way I feel about being a “trainer”. I have been to … Continue Reading »

April 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Avoiding Burnout in Different Horse Temperaments Learn At Home ================ 1. Avoiding Burnout in Different Horse Temperaments I was watching one of my hens last night right before bedtime. I heard her making that sound they make when they are annoyed but I … Continue Reading »

March 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Does Your Horse Have ADHD? Learn At Home ================ 1. Horse Temperament: Does Your Horse Have ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are big problems in people but what about horses? What causes these conditions and … Continue Reading »

February 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Does your Metal horse have sore heels? Tango With Horses Community Call with Madalyn Ward, DVM ================ 1. Horse Temperament: Does your Metal horse have sore heels? The Metal horse temperament is generally strong and tough but their Achilles heel is … Continue Reading »

January 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Remi Webinars With Wendy: Kim Bauer, TCM 5 Element Temperment Typing Case Studies ================ 1. Remi I was sad to learn that Remi was put down last fall for age related issues. Remi was an amazing horse. I first met him after he … Continue Reading »

December 2020 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Kim Bauer-Handling/Training suggestions for each Temperament Type Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources ================ 1. Kim Bauer-Handling/Training suggestions for each Temperament Type The video below from the You Tube “Webinars With Wendy” series featuring Kim Bauer, is an excellent resource for learning how each temperament … Continue Reading »

November 2020 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Horse Temperament: What do you want your horse to be? Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources ================ 1. Horse Temperament: What do you want your horse to be? When I first started working with horses I did not know the difference between a loyal soldier … Continue Reading »