Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2019

January 2019

Holistic Horsekeeping
How to have a healthy happy horse.
Volume 24, Number 1


In This Issue:

  1. New Year’s Resolution: Do You and Your Horse Have One?
  2. More Help For Your Horse


1. New Year’s Resolution: Do You and Your Horse Have One?

Are you busy making New Year’s resolutions for you and your horse? Are you hoping to go more places, win more prizes, or have more fun with your horse?

More importantly, is there something that has held you and your horse back from your dreams and aspirations? Some of the barriers that I see in my practice that hold horse-human teams from achieving their dreams include:

  • Health issues such as ulcers, joint problems, burnout, metabolic challenges, or poor hooves.
  • Mental or Emotional issues that stem from previous trauma or doing an occupation that is a poor fit for the horse’s temperament type.

That One Big “Thing”
If your horse has been plagued by that one big “thing” that keeps you, as a team, from achieving your dreams, maybe now is the right time to look for a true and permanent solution. Perhaps you have been palliating the symptoms or coping with the situation as well as can be expected, but wouldn’t it be nice to really tackle and conquer the problem once and for all?

That’s why I am presenting here a compendium of resources to help you learn about the one big thing standing in the way of your horse dreams, and hopefully get you and your horse on the road to success!

Health Issues
There are too many health issues to list them all here, but we have gathered newsletter articles on the most common health issues that horses have. Hopefully you will find helpful information for your horse in this list.

Different types of ulcers

Treatments for different ulcers

Natural ulcer relief part I

Natural ulcer relief part II

Care for horses who have had ulcers in the past

Preventing ulcers after antibiotics

Spasmodic and gas colic

Impaction colic

Avoiding colic in dry weather

Laminitis and Metabolic Issues
Chronic laminitis

Holistic approach to laminitis

Insulin resistance in performance horses

Managing laminitis in spring

Safer grasses

Laminitis case studies

Joint Issues
Joint health for young horses

Joint health supplements

Joint care for older or injured horses

Burnout in horses

Mental or Emotional Issues
Many horses can suffer from health issues that stem from mental or emotional imbalances. For instance, a horse who dislikes his occupation will likely suffer from emotional problems that can manifest as physical health issues. That’s why it is important to temperament type your horse and ensure that your horse is a good match for you and for his occupation. You can read more about temperament typing here:

Horse Harmony Book
or in Kindle format

Health issues and emotional problems

Introduction to horse temperament typing

Horse Harmony Facebook page

We have many more resources for holistic horsekeeping that will help you and your horse achieve your goals and dreams in the coming year. Check out our:

Article library
Books & Other Educational Matierials

I wish to express a big thank you to all of our followers and customers and my appreciation to you for sharing our website with others.
Happy New Year. ~ Madalyn

2. More Help For Your Horse

Ready to get the new year off to a good start for you and your horse? Consider a nutritional consult with Dr. Ward. Or get help from one of our temperament consultants to discover your horse’s temperament type. You might even consider taking the online course and becoming a temperament consultant yourself.

Then if you are ready to really get serious increasing your knowledge of holistic horse care, the Mentoring Program with one-on-one instruction with Dr. Ward may be just what you are looking for.

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