Category Archives: Five Element Training

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 »

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 »

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 »

October 2020 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Why They Balk Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources ================ 1. Horse Temperament: Why They Balk Failure to move forward when asked (balk) is what causes many training challenges. Each horse personality has a different reason for not wanting to move forward when … Continue Reading »

May 2020 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament: How Self Confident is your Horse? 2. Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament: How Self Confident is your Horse? Below is a newsletter I wrote when I first got Martini. I have had her 2 years now and … Continue Reading »

February 2020 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ================ Horse Temperament: Does your Shao Yin lack self confidence? Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing ================ 1. 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 »

December 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ================ Why They Balk Holiday Gifts for Horse Lovers ================ 1. Why They Balk Failure to move forward when asked (balk) is what causes many training challenges. Each horse personality has a different reason for not wanting to move forward when asked. Fire horse temperament: These … Continue Reading »

May 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue:1. Horse Temperament: The 2 Types of Wood Horse2. Mentoring Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament: The 2 Types of Wood Horse When a person thinks about the Wood horse temperament what often comes to mind is a racehorse. The … Continue Reading »

April 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow 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 to do with the level of self-confidence a … Continue Reading »

July 2018 – Mid Month Update

July 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Martini Settles In 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Martini Settles In Martini, my new ShaoYin mare, has been with me for about 3.5 months. She seems to be happily settled in. I have found it … Continue Reading »

June 2018 – Mid Month Update

June 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. How Self Confident is your Horse? 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. How Self Confident is your Horse? Martini, my new Shao Yin (Fire/Water) mare is not very self-confident. Understanding horse temperament has helped me recognize … Continue Reading »

March 2018 – Mid Month Update

March 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Attitude vs Geography – Does Your Horse Respect You? 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Attitude vs Geography – Does Your Horse Respect You? Horses are very detail oriented. They notice every nuance … Continue Reading »

February 2018 – Mid Month Update

February 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Why Do Horses Set Back? 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Why Do Horses Set Back? Some horses are never taught to properly yield to pressure and this can be a reason for … Continue Reading »

December 2017 – Mid Month Update

December 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament – Why Boundaries Matter 2. Horse Harmony’s 12 Days of Christmas =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament – Why Boundaries Matter Why does one horse get pushy, one get sullen and another flighty when they … Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »