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January 2023 – Mid Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse! Is your Horse in Sympathetic Burnout Because of You? No human or horse can live in the fight or flight state indefinitely, yet that is exactly what is happening to so many right now. People are stressed and that stress is transferring to our horses when we … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2023

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 28, Number 1 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. How to Easily Use Homeopathy for Humans 2. For the New Year commit to a better understanding of your horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. How to Easily Use Homeopathy for Humans Homeopathy was my first introduction to holistic medicine. I fell … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Winter Skin Protection

By guest contributor Barb Swanson(author of Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition) 6 Tips for Healthy Skin This Winter No doubt about it, winter is here! Depending on your location, it might be snowing, sleeting, raining, or maybe, just maybe… it’s sunny and 70 degrees. No matter the conditions, the undeniable fact is that it is … Continue Reading »

Acidophilus and Bifidus

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter, December 2022, Volume 27, Number 12 Dr. Madalyn Ward – How to have a healthy happy horse Acidophilus and Bifidus – I have trusted these probiotics for over 30 years. They are both prepared in a way that helps them survive in the gut. An acidophilus capsule contains 5 billion CFUs and … Continue Reading »

November 2022 – Mid Month Update

How to have a healthy happy horse with Dr. Madalyn Ward 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 … Continue Reading »

Is Your Horse in Pain?

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter, Nov. 2022, Volume 27, Number 11 Dr. Madalyn Ward – How to have a healthy happy horse The no pain, no gain attitude can really work against you when you work with horses. It is one thing to tolerate pain yourself and push yourself past your limits but quite another thing to … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Pumpkin – Good For More Than Just a Fall Decoration

October is the month we see lots of pumpkins around, but they are so much more than just a pretty fall decoration or good for making jack-o-lanterns. What’s In Pumpkin That is So Healthy?First, pumpkin is a great source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that the body turns into Vitamin A. This particular antioxidant which gives … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions and case studies from clients. To see more questions and answers on real holistic horse care situations check out our Holistic Horsekeeping and Horse Harmony Facebook pages. Here we present a case study from farrier Cecilia Adamson on a horse with chronic, persistent thrush deep in the … Continue Reading »

Buzz From The Barn: Are you soft around your horse?

By: Madalyn Ward, DVM – August 2022 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 … Continue Reading »

The Earth Dog

July 2022 – Mid-Month Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse (Or Dog) Dr. Madalyn Ward There are many approaches to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but the Five-Element approach is unique in that it includes the idea that each of us, animal or human, represents a “constitutional type,” exhibiting certain physical and emotional traits … Continue Reading »

Buzz From The Barn

Cushings, Human vs Horse Doses & Arnica – June 2022 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 have a question about using the powdered algae/probiotic/enzyme blend. The bottle states … Continue Reading »

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 »

Horseman’s Health: Dark Chocolate Benefits for Your Gut

Leave a comment We’ve talked before about how chocolate can actually help you slim down. There are other dark chocolate health benefits too including using chocolate to support gut health. When we talk about chocolate for health benefits we’re talking about real, dark chocolate and preferably organic with 65% cacao or more. Processed chocolate with … Continue Reading »

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 »

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 – Every summer my Icelandic mare rubs the lower half of her mane off. Can you offer anything to put on her mane … Continue Reading »

RELAX – Repercussions from Chronic Stress

May 2022 – Mid-Month By: Dr. Madalyn Ward – www.HolisticHorsekeeping.com I remember taking riding lessons as a kid and my trainer yelling at me to relax. Well, I don’t think relaxing is something you can do on demand. At least, I couldn’t do it. Relaxation is something that my body has to find in a … Continue Reading »

Spring Feeding

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter, May 2022, Volume 27, Number 5 Dr. Madalyn Ward – How to have a healthy happy horse Spring is here and for those lucky horses who live in native grass pastures this means a wide selection of herbs and nutritious weeds, plus fresh grass high in omega 3 fatty acids and other … Continue Reading »