Tag Archives: holistic horse care

The Miserable Merry-Go-Round of Horse Ulcers

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter, Sept 2022, Volume 29, Number 9 Dr. Madalyn Ward – How to have a healthy happy horse First you have stress, then you have ulcers, then pain causing more stress. Or you have pain, then ulcers and then more pain and stress or you have ulcers, then stress… See how horse ulcers … Continue Reading »

Leaky Gut Syndrome Part 2

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter, August 2022, Volume 27, Number 8 Dr. Madalyn Ward – How to have a healthy happy horse Pathology Associated with Leaky Gut Syndrome To prevent noxious substances from entering the bloodstream, the healthy gut responds in a complex, highly integrated fashion. Enterocytes, or gut-lining cells, actually bind the noxious substance and release chemicals to destroy it. These cells … 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 »

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 »

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. 

Holistic Horse Health: 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 – I’m looking for a holistic supplement for flies; not sure if garlic is safe to use or you recommend something else. Flies … Continue Reading »

March 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse Dr. Madalyn Ward 1. Special Needs for your TaiYin Horse TaiYin means most Yin. Yin is the slow, cooling and moisturizing energy in the body. The Tai Yin(Earth/Metal) horse generally has a laid back attitude and enjoys relaxing and eating. He is not super ambitious but is … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2022

Bony Bi Syndrome Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 27, Number 3 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Bony Bi Syndrome 2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources Ever wonder why the miracle product that works on so many horses does not do a thing for your horse? Or why the wonder cure you found and shared with … Continue Reading »

Buzz From The Barn: Is your Horse ready for Spring?

Yesterday it was 36 degrees, windy and raining here in Central Texas. Today it is 65 degrees, sunshiny and calm. My horses are out napping in the sun after a miserable day yesterday locked in the barn. Drastic weather changes during the spring can take a toll on a horse’s system. Other factors, such as … 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 »

Functional, Supportive and Situational Nutrition

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2022Volume 27, Number 1 Are you proactive with your horse’s nutritional needs or do you wait until you have a problem? If you address the functional and supportive nutritional needs for your horse then there is a very good chance you will have much fewer problems in the future. Functional nutrition … Continue Reading »

December 2021 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping – By Madalyn Ward, DVM The TaiYin Schoolmaster Tanq is my TaiYin (Earth/Metal), Morgan gelding. I have been working with him to teach a teenage girl to ride. Tanq has taken his new job very seriously and not only is he teaching his student but he is also teaching me how to teach.  At … Continue Reading »

November 2021 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping – By Madalyn Ward, DVM Balancing your Water horse for Winter Equine Holistic Resources are just a click away Winter is the season that Water horses have the most problems. Cold is the environmental condition that is most difficult for the Water horse. Bone pain and lower back problems common symptoms seen in … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2021

November 2021 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 11 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Fixed Bi 2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*= Fixed Bi Ever wonder why the miracle product that works on so many horses does not do a thing for your horse? Or why the wonder cure you found and shared … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter October 2021

Ever wonder why the miracle product that works on so many horses does not do a thing for your horse? Or why the wonder cure you found and shared with all your friends did not help their horses one little bit. The reason is not all pain is the same. Western Medicine tends to lump all pain symptoms together and treat them the same. Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) divides types of pain into 5 types and treats each type quite differently. 

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2021

March 2021 Does Your Horse Know What is Good For Him? Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 3 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Does Your Horse Know What is Good For Him?2. Learn at Home =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Does Your Horse Know What is Good For Him? Horses in the wild will … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2020

November 2020 Holistic horse health is an inside job Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 25, Number 11 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic horse health is an inside job 2. Learn More About Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic horse health is an inside job Your horse may not be sick but … Continue Reading »