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Veterinarian Madalyn Ward provides information about basic horse care, horse hoof care, and treatment for equine founder in horses. Dr. Ward is a horse chiropractor specializing in foundered horses, horse nutrition, equine acupuncture, treatment of equine health problems and healing. Through her blog and newsletter, Madalyn provides additional advice on horse supplements, equine nutrition, laminitis, and horse and mule health.

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May 2015 – Mid Month Update

May 2015 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping
How to have a healthy happy horse

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In This Issue:

1. Horse Temperament – How to avoid common horse health problems
2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping
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1. Horse Temperament – How to avoid common horse health problems
Madalyn on horseOne of the biggest advantages of knowing a horse temperament type is using the information to avoid common horse health problems in that type. Say you have a Fire horse temperament. Excess anxiety in the Fire horse temperament type can lead to stomach ulcers. Nutritional strategies such as feeding alfalfa hay and a prebiotic such as Ration Plus will help support the digestive tract of the Fire horse. Another concept to avoid common horse health problems in each type is to feed them the specific nutrients they need when they are under stress, including addressing each type’s emotional response to stress.

Balancing Formulas
The concept of a balancing formula for each horse temperament is new. A balancing formula is not meant to be fed every day but is used in times of stress or for a few days each month. For instance, an Earth horse, under stress, needs extra digestive support and help clearing toxins out of his lymphatic system. He does not need this every day but if stressed these are the horse health problems that are seen more in the Earth horse. The stressed Earth horse is also inclined to worry so special herbs and amino acids can also address his emotional needs.

The Metal horse temperament needs immune system support and extra attention to his colon when under stress. On an emotional level, the Metal horse can be rigid in his thinking and struggle to learn new things. The Water horse needs extra minerals to support healthy bones and extra nutrients that allow his nervous system to deal with fearful emotions. The Wood horse needs support with clearing toxins that can build up his system and cause him to respond to stress with anger.

Stay Tuned
I have been working with Equine Science Solutions to develop temperament specific nutritional formulas over the past year. We will have these formulas available sometime this month. So far the testing has shown to be very promising. These formulas have very carefully selected nutrients so for them to work as designed it is important to have the horses correctly typed. We have several certified typologists that can help you type your horse. You can also take our typing test. We are really excited about these new formulas and look forward to getting feedback from everyone who uses them.

2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping
At Holistic Horsekeeping we have presented lots of information on holistic horse care, nutrition, and five element temperament typing over the years to educate those interested in these areas. If you are ready now to take this education to a whole new level, the Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping may be for you. This program offers a six month intensive training on a one on one basis with Madalyn Ward, DVM. in one of the following areas or a combination of the three.
• Homeopathy Mentoring Course – Beyond Arnica
• Horse Nutrition Mentoring Course – Using foods to heal
• Horse Temperament Mentoring Course – Know your horse

For more information on this unique educational opportunity, see the Mentoring Program on our website. [http://holistichorsekeeping.com/mentoring/]

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