Tag Archives: horse temperament

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 »

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 »

How to use Horse Balancing Formulas

How our different balance formulas support and benefit your individual horse and why you should be supporting your horse with them. April 2022 – Mid-Month By: Dr. Madalyn Ward Our Horse Temperament Balance Formulas are unique in their design. Whereas most nutritional supplements balance nutrients within the formula, our Balance Formulas create balance in the … 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 »

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 »

Buck or Run: Which is Your Horse More Likely to Do?

Holistic HorseKeeping: Buzz From the Barn Blogging from Madalyn Ward, DVM When your horse panics, is he more likely to buck or run? Can you tell? If so, you can better prepare yourself to deal with it. What about if you have a new horse; how can you determine whether he is more likely to … Continue Reading »

January 2022 – Mid Month Update Horse Temperament: Fancy the itchy Fire mare

By: Dr. Madalyn Ward – Holistic Horsekeeping Often the name will give you a hint to the horse temperament. Fancy is a good example of this as she is beautiful and you can tell she knows it. I typed Fancy as a Fire horse the minute I saw her and her history confirmed it.  Fancy … 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 »

September 2021 – Mid Month Update

How do I get a Temperament Typing done for my horse? Register for a session with a certified Horse Temperament Typing Consultant. After filling out a questionnaire, the Typing Consultant will review your answers, and ask you questions, through email or phone, about your horse to help you arrive at the correct temperament type for … Continue Reading »

April 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Avoiding Burnout in Different Horse Temperaments Learn At Home ================ 1. Avoiding Burnout in Different Horse Temperaments I was watching one of my hens last night right before bedtime. I heard her making that sound they make when they are annoyed but I … Continue Reading »

February 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Does your Metal horse have sore heels? Tango With Horses Community Call with Madalyn Ward, DVM ================ 1. Horse Temperament: Does your Metal horse have sore heels? The Metal horse temperament is generally strong and tough but their Achilles heel is … Continue Reading »

January 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Remi Webinars With Wendy: Kim Bauer, TCM 5 Element Temperment Typing Case Studies ================ 1. Remi I was sad to learn that Remi was put down last fall for age related issues. Remi was an amazing horse. I first met him after he … Continue Reading »

November 2020 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Horse Temperament: What do you want your horse to be? Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources ================ 1. Horse Temperament: 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 … Continue Reading »

October 2020 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Why They Balk Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources ================ 1. Horse Temperament: Why They Balk Failure to move forward when asked (balk) is what causes many training challenges. Each horse personality has a different reason for not wanting to move forward when … Continue Reading »

September 2020 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Special Needs for your TaiYin Horse Horse Harmony/Horse Temperament Resources ================ 1. Horse Temperament: 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 … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter September 2020

September 2020 Five Amazing Facts About Epigenetics Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 25, Number 9 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Five Amazing Facts About Epigenetics2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Five Amazing Facts About EpigeneticsEpigenetics is the study of how external influences like diet affect the activity and expression of … Continue Reading »

July 2020 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: 3 Reasons Why Fire horses get Leaky Gut Mentoring Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss ================ 1. 3 Reasons Why Fire horses get Leaky Gut If you have a Fire horse you know these horses have sensitive digestion and can be very picky … Continue Reading »