Category Archives: General Horse Care

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 »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter February 2017

February 2017 Holistic Horse Care- When to break the rules Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 2 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic Horse Care- When to break the rules 2. Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping 3. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic Horse Care- … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2017

January 2017 Looking back at 2016 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 1 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Looking back at 2016 2. Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping 3. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Looking back at 2016 Isn’t it interesting how things go in … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter December 2016

December 2016 Are your good intentions stressing your horse? Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 12 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Are your good intentions stressing your horse? 2. New Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping 3. New Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Are your good … 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 would you recommend as a supplement that works best for a yearling with a severely … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2016

November 2016 Getting ready for winter in Colorado Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 11   =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Getting ready for winter in Colorado 2. New Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping 3. New Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Getting ready for winter … 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 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 »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter May 2016

May 2016 Holistic horse health is an inside job Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 5 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic horse health is an inside job 2. Learn More About Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic horse health is an inside job Your horse may not be … 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 bought a 4 yr old Morgan gelding 6 months ago. … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter April 2016

April 2016 3 natural ways to help your horse overcome sweet itch Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 4 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. 3 natural ways to help your horse overcome sweet itch 2. Learn More About Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. 3 natural ways to help your … 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. Q – Brittle hooves on 10 year old Percheron/QH gelding – The first 6 years I had this horse he was on … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter October 2015

October 2015 Protecting your horses from dogs and other predators Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 20, Number 9 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Protecting your horses from dogs and other predators 2. Don’t Miss Your Chance! =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Protecting your horses from dogs and other predators If you have horses, … 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. Client 1: Q – How do you feel about using Quest dewormer for encysted small strongyles?  Are they a concern in a … 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. Q – Two years ago when my 20-year old donkey shed in the spring, she lost 1/2 of the hair on her … Continue Reading »

Horses in a Nutshell

Whether you are just getting started with horses or have been caring for them for years, here is a nice diagram on the basics. I, of course, like to see horses barefoot whenever possible, but wanted to share this infographic submitted by a reader as it does contain a lot of basic holistic horse care … Continue Reading »

Cold Weather Horse Care Tips

Guest Post by Ashly Snell Taking care of your horse during cold weather often demands a different set of requirements than warmer weather. When the wind starts to howl and the temperatures begin to drop, keep these tips in mind so your horse can be well cared for: Shelter: First, horses can benefit from having … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2015

March 2015 Pros and Cons of Using Sand as Bedding Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 20, Number 3 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Pros and Cons of Using Sand as Bedding 2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Pros and Cons of Using Sand as Bedding Sand is my … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. Q – Is it safe to use Diatomaceous Earth on horses as an anti-parasitic? If so, how much and how often? A – I tried Diatomaceous Earth for parasite control years ago and it was not effective. It might work in … 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 »