Tag Archives: five element horse personality

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 »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. Q – After taking the Tallgrass course, “Understanding Horse Types and Temperaments”, I’m trying to wrap my brain around my “Earth” horses having “Wood” issues or “Fire-like” symptoms.  One of mine seems to be a “Fire” horse, but a history of … Continue Reading »

February 2014 – Mid Month Update

February 2014 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Is Your Jue Yin Horse Taking Over? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* Horse Temperament: Is your Jue Yin horse taking over? Basic horsemanship principles teach that the horse is a herd animal and therefore needs to know who … 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 »

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 »

Is Your Horse a Bull Dog?

If your horse was a dog, would he be a Bull Dog? If your horse is a tough working partner, loves routine, and is often a “one person” horse, he is like a Bull Dog. This temperament type is also a consistent performer and may have a sweet tooth. And if your horse is like … 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: The Essence of the Metal Horse

Metal is the material we turn to when we need a structure to be strong. Metal is cold and rigid. We do not generally build our houses out of metal because we want a warmer feel to where we live. Metal buildings are used for warehouses because they provide maximum protection for the contents within … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: The Essence of the Earth Horse

Welcome to the second in a series of articles on the essence of each temperament type horse. These articles are meant to offer a different perspective on each temperament type based on that type’s elemental basis. If you have felt somewhat confused by horse temperament typing, hopefully this series of articles will help you “feel” … Continue Reading »

The Essence of the Fire Horse

Fire is beautiful but must be handled with care. At an early age kids are taught not to play with matches or put their fingers into a flame. Yet most of us had to learn the hard way that even though fire looks beautiful and inviting, it is hot and should not be played with. … Continue Reading »

Is Your Horse a Golden Retriever?

If your horse was a dog, would he be a Golden Retriever? If your horse is ultimately dependable, but demands absolute fairness and a person he can trust, then he probably is like a Golden Retriever. This temperament type is also a versatile, hard-working performer, but not personally highly ambitious. And if your horse is … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Crazy Quirks

If you know your equine partner too well, or if you don’t know him enough, you may have trouble figuring out his horse temperament type. Don’t worry … lots of people have this problem. Lots of people have this problem not just with their horses, but with their life partners as well, so it’s no … Continue Reading »

Is Your Horse an English Sheepdog?

If your horse was a dog, would he be an English Sheepdog? If your horse loves to have fun, and is affectionate, uncomplaining, reliable, good with kids (when trained), and likes to figure things out … then he might very well be an English Sheepdog! And if your horse is like an English Sheepdog, then … Continue Reading »

Is Your Horse a Border Collie?

If your horse was a dog, would she be a Border Collie? If your horse is speedy, high-energy, courageous, talented, and virtually unstoppable … and definitely needs help channeling her energy productively, then she would probably be a Border Collie! And if your horse has Border Collie characteristics, then she is probably a Water/Fire or … Continue Reading »

Is Your Horse a Dachshund?

If your horse was a dog, would he be a Dachshund? If your horse is impish, mercurial, and can act COMPLETELY differently from day to day, then he very well might be a Dachshund! And if your horse has Dachshund traits, then he is probably a sassy Wood/Fire or Jue Yin temperament type. Giggle over … Continue Reading »

Is Your Horse a Jack Russell Terrier?

If your horse was a dog, would she be a Jack Russell Terrier? If your horse is the ultimate competitor, a tad stubborn (often to the point of rebellion), and a bold and capable athlete … then your horse might very well be a Jack Russell Terrier. And if your horse has Jack Russell Terrier … Continue Reading »

Horse Harmony’s 12 Days of Christmas

If your horse could have anything for Christmas what would it be? Find out in our latest YouTube video on the 12 Days of Christmas. Check it out! If you cannot view the video above, please click this link: Horse Harmony’s 12 Days of Christmas If you missed our fun videos on the other four … Continue Reading »