Category Archives: Five Element Training

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 »

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 »

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 »

May 2016 – Mid Month Update

May 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Case report – How the Metal Formula Helped Cooper 2. Five Element Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Case report – How the Metal Formula Helped Cooper Cooper is an 8 year old, Metal temperament, Quarter horse. Cooper … Continue Reading »

January 2016 – Mid Month Update

January 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament – Why boundaries matter 2. Special Horse Harmony Offer =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament – Why boundaries matter Why does one horse get pushy, one get sullen and another flighty when they are all … Continue Reading »

SKIPS SNAZZY MOON: aka ‘Bruiser’

Guest blog by Larry Hannon AQHA Professional Horseman Certified Horse Temperament Typologist http://larryhannon.com This is one of our colts that was 3 months old when this picture was taken.  Bruiser was very ‘Stand Off’, and his mother left her impression on him.  I was a good 30 yards from him, and used the zoom on … Continue Reading »

Finding the True Personality of Horses

Guest Blog From Larry Hannon, Professional Horseman Member AQHA Professional Horsemen Madalyn recently published a blog on discerning the true personality/temperament of horses that are so far out of balance that they are almost impossible to ‘TYPE’ correctly. I have run into that same predicament in my clinics, and find that it takes a lot … Continue Reading »

April 2014 – Mid Month Update

April 2014 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How 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 … Continue Reading »

March 2014 – Mid Month Update

March 2014 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Trailer Loading Tips =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* Horse Temperament: Trailer Loading Tips I have been loading horses for years and noticed there does not seem to be any loading method that works best for every horse. It … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Cody, a Silly Shao Yang

Cody was bought as a jumping prospect off the track. He had a lot of talent but he was not a consistent winner. As a Shao Yang horse temperament(Fire/Wood), Cody could be volatile and unpredictable when out of balance. I could certainly see how this affected his career as a racehorse because working on Cody … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: The Case of the Aggressive Metal Horse

Here is the history on Cooper, a Metal horse temperament, from his owner, Pat. She was so frustrated with Cooper’s aggressive behavior. Cooper is a 5 year old Quarterhorse gelding that stands 16 hands. He has been easy-going and calm since he has been a foal. When in the pasture with other horses, he has … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Remi Ropes Again

The first time I stepped out of my trailer holding a rope Remi’s eyes got wide and he pulled back on his lead rope. I had forgotten that he had once been a roping horse and I guess it was not a good time in his life. As a Yang Ming (Metal/Earth) horse temperament, Remi … Continue Reading »

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 how can they be handled? Do horses need stimulant drugs to function normally like some people do? These are all questions that have probably run through your mind if you have a horse … Continue Reading »

Does Your Yang Ming Horse Twist His Jaw?

What is your Yang Ming horse trying to tell you with that weird jaw thingy he does? Long before I studied horse temperament typing I remember wondering why some horses would twist through the jaw for no obvious physical reason. By twist through the jaw I mean stretch out the neck and turn the head … Continue Reading »

The Essence of the Wood Horse

Wood is a symbol of life. We use wood for the structure of our homes and the furniture inside them. Wood is strong yet flexible. Wood can be carved into beautiful sculptures. Wood creates heat to warm us. When wood forests are cleared of heavy underbrush they make wonderful shaded homesites. If Woods are left … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Learned behaviors at a ranch sorting

I took Remi, my Yang Ming(Metal/Earth), horse temperament, gelding, to a ranch sorting last weekend. We both had a blast. Remi has had some bad experiences in the past and he can get very tense when going to new places. I want him to be able to overcome his learned behaviors of holding his breath … Continue Reading »

The Essence of the Water Horse

Water is essential for life. Our bodies are composed of mostly water and the majority of our planet is covered with water. We can live for weeks without food but only days without water. Water allows our life energy to flow. It is in our blood, lymph, cerebral spinal fluid and in our individual cells. … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Is your Jue Yin(Wood/Fire) horse pushy?

The Jue Yin horse temperament can be tricky to work with. He wants to be the boss but when he finds himself in control he gets worried. Kinda sounds like your average teenager. I worked last weekend with a Jue Yin mare named Pheobe. Pheobe had the habit of bucking on the trail if she … Continue Reading »

5 “Must Ask” Questions When Buying Your Dream Horse

Buying your dream horse is a huge investment, not only initially but as an ongoing expense. Making the wrong choice can be a very expensive mistake. Not only can the wrong horse cost you money, but buying a horse that is not a match for your skill level or imagined activities could actually put you … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: 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 short, upright pasterns and boxy hooves. This naturally upright hoof can become contracted when shoes are applied early … Continue Reading »