Category Archives: Other Stuff

Cushing’s or Adrenal Stress?

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter, June 2022, Volume 27, Number 6 Dr. Madalyn Ward – How to have a healthy happy horse I don’t believe every horse that tests with a high ACTH has classical Cushing’s. My mare that I lost in 2018 helped teach me this. Cerise was losing strength but showing no other signs of … Continue Reading »

3 Important Considerations When Breeding Your Mare

So you want to breed your mare after weighing all the pros and cons of this big decision. The next step is to make sure your mare and her offspring are as healthy as can be. 

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 »

Horseman’s Health: Gardening in Texas

When the gardening in Texas book says plant in full sun it should have a disclaimer – Plan to remove your dead plants by mid-June. You can take your chances and plant early but you risk losing your whole garden to a late frost. Or you can watch your baby plants, like we did, get … Continue Reading »

New Baby Goaties, New Garden Fence and Major Hailstorm

Must be spring in Texas. Our goat, Dixie, had triplets. Donald, Daffy and Daisy are the cutest babies. Dixie has been a good mom except she keeps losing her babies in the pasture. Alicia and I were out until 9:30 one night finding Daisy and two days later Dixie lost Donald and Daffy. This time … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Is It Important to Temperament Type a Goat?

Horse temperament typing has become a way of life for me. Each one of my horses gets fed and managed as an individual with a diet based on his temperament and each is thriving with this approach. In the past however, my milk goats on the other hand just get pellets. I put out free … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Punkin goes to osteopathy class

Punkin, my Jue Yin (Wood/Fire), horse temperament was the star at my osteopathy class. Osteopathy is a system of medicine that focuses on raising the vitality of the horse by restoring his mobility. In the mind of an osteopath, any area where 2 or more structures come together is a joint and every joint must … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsemanship – Are you soft around your horse?

Don’t you love those little zingers you get from God. Here I am, not even through my first cup of coffee, having my morning meditation time with God and he zips in one of those zingers. With my horses I am always wanting them to be light and soft in their responses. I was asking … Continue Reading »

Horsemanship: Riding the spook and the one reined stop

No place is horsemanship more important than in the first few rides on a colt. I was riding with some friends this last weekend and one was on a colt for only his fifth ride. We were reviewing the importance of the one rein stop. The one rein stop is an important horsemanship skill to … Continue Reading »