October 2017 – Mid Month Update

October 2017 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping
How to have a healthy happy horse


In This Issue:
1. What do you want your horse to be?
2. Mentoring Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss



1. What do you want your horse to be?

When I first started working with horses I did not know the difference between a loyal soldier and a willing partner? The more I worked with horses the more I realized each had their own individual needs and desires. My mule, Tess, was very willing to teach me what she needed from me. I found out I wanted a horse to work with me not for me. Temperament typing has helped me understand how to relate to my horses and help others do the same with theirs.

Loyal Soldier

  • Human picks horse for job
  • Feeding program is designed around convenience
  • Management program fits the human
  • Horse is expected to perform
  • Human sets the agenda for training
  • Horse is a possession
  • Horse obeys human
  • Horse is punished for “bad” behavior
  • Horse is dominated

Willing Partner

  • Horse matches human and enjoys work
  • Feeding program is matched to the individual needs of the horse based on temperament
  • Management is matched to the individual needs of the horse based on his temperament
  • Horse is taught skills so he can do his job well
  • Horse is taught skills so he can do his job well
  • Human matches training session to needs of the horse based on his temperament
  • Horse is a friend
  • Horse trusts and respects human
  • Reason for “bad” behavior is found and addressed
  • Horse is honored

I wish I had understood more about temperament typing when I was working with my past horse matches. It took a couple of tough mules who refused to be loyal soldiers to teach me that willing partnership was possible and so much better for me and the horse.


2. Mentoring Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss
Madalyn Ward DVM is offering a unique opportunity for others to mentor with her. This can be done long distance with the help of technology so don’t worry that you have to miss out if you don’t live in her area. This one-on-one study allows Madalyn to design a program to suit your needs whether you are a professional, horse owner, or just interested in increasing your equine knowledge. You can choose from topics on “Horse Nutrition Mentoring Course – Using foods to heal” or “Homeopathy Mentoring Course – Beyond Arnica”. Don’t miss out on the chance to learn from a holistic horse expert. Email info@holistichorsekeeping.com and ask for an application. Details about the program are available online. The number of students is limited at any one time so that Dr. Ward can spend time with each, so get your application now.

If your schedule just doesn’t allow you to commit right now to the 6 month Mentoring Course, you can still increase your equine knowledge and skills with books , ebooks, audios, or a self-paced online course open to anyone interested in learning more about the Horse Temperament Types. If you want to learn more about determining the temperament type of your horses, this course is the one for you. You can sign up and find more information at http://horsetemperament.com/class.html.



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