Horse Care Books, DVD, eBooks, & Audios

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the materials in these Holistic Horse Care books and eBooks can be found in various places on this website, however, these eBooks bring all the material together into an easy-to-use format.

The eBooks are downloadable PDF files. You will not receive a physical book, but you will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase to download your eBook.

Audio files are downloadable MP3 files. Please note that you will have 7 days to download your eBook and/or Audio MP3. Your access will expire after that. If you have questions, please email us at:

orders@holistichorsekeeping.com.

Downloadable Home Study

Healthy Happy Horse Home Study Course

Healthy Happy Horse Home Study Course

(A Downloadable Product)

This home study course contains a wealth of information on keeping your horse healthy and happy from a holistic medicine perspective. The course is full of case studies and examples from Madalyn Ward, DVM's practical experience as a holistic equine veterinarian. Audios include topics on:

Dr. Ward always looks at the horse as a whole and aims for a true cure. Holistic Horsekeeping gives you practical strategies for dealing with common horse care issues including:

  • Nutrition for horses
  • Introduction to Holistic Medicine
  • Holistic Approach to Acute and Chronic Diseases
  • Hoofcare, Laminitis, and Abscesses
  • Equine Dentistry


The downloadable version features an Ebook in pdf format and 5 downloadable audio files. It includes the same content as the hardcopy version without the shipping and material charges.


Price: $49.00

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.

Books

Holistic Horsekeeping Book

Holistic Horsekeeping Book

This book will give you new ways to solve old problems you and your horse may experience, be they physical, emotional, or behavioral. While modern medicine focuses primarily on treating symptoms, Dr. Ward always looks at the horse as a whole and aims for a true cure.

Dr. Ward always looks at the horse as a whole and aims for a true cure. Holistic Horsekeeping gives you practical strategies for dealing with common horse care issues including:

  • Digestive and immune support
  • Non-chemical solutions to common chronic problems
  • Tips for reducing stress in your performance horse


From basic care to fine-tuning the equine athlete, the information and tools in this book will empower you to build a supportive and rewarding partnership with your horse, keeping him healthy and happy. This book will become as indispensable as your horse’s halter and lead rope!


Price: $19.95

Horse Harmony Book

Horse Harmony Book

If you are a horse lover, you have probably experienced the pain and frustration of finding the perfect horse only to discover later that the two of you are a poor match. This book, Horse Harmony, looks at horses in a whole new way. Just as with humans, these wonderful creatures have different constitutions and personalities that can be defined and evaluated. Using Traditional Chinese Medicine as her model, Dr. Ward has developed 11 basic horse types and temperaments. She describes the personality as well as the best training, occupation, diet, and management approach for each. After experiencing years of frustration with her own poor equine matches and watching hundreds of clients in similar situations, Dr. Ward has dedicated herself to creating a practical approach for finding the best matches between people and horses. Her goal is to empower you to recognize your most fitting equine companion or learn how better to work, live, and play with the horse you already care for. She hopes this will be a significant step toward helping you realize your lifelong equestrian dreams.

Horse Harmony Book Award "Horse Harmony" has been named a finalist in the the Animals/Pets category of the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!

Horse Harmony: Understanding Horse Types And Temperaments is now available in digital form on Amazon.com.

Preview Horse Harmony

Price: $19.95

Horse Harmony Feeding Guide

Horse Harmony Feeding Guide

Your horse is a unique individual and has his own quirks and traits. Your horse also has a specific temperament type, as described by the Horse Harmony Book and Website.

Health-wise, each of the types is prone to different ailments and illnesses. For example, the ultra-competitive Wood horse tends to suffer injuries to the tendons and ligaments, as well as being a prime candidate for intestinal ulcers. The Metal horse, on the other hand, has extremely strong tendons and ligaments, but often suffers from breathing and lung issues, such as heaves. Luckily, by following a specific feeding program designed to bolster the health weaknesses of each type, most of these conditions can be prevented or alleviated.

This book covers specific guidelines for feeding each of the main Five-Element Temperament types of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. For each type, this book outlines a nutritionally solid diet,including feed, supplements, fruits, vegetables, spices, vitamins, and minerals. In addition, each chapter offers specific recipes for immune, digestive, uro-genital, and musculo-skeletal support. With this book you will be able to design a custom feeding program designed to enhance your horse's strengths while bolstering his constitutional weaknesses.

Price: $49.50

3-fer Book Special

3-fer Book Special

Get all three of Dr. Ward's books in the "3-fer" Book Special. With this special you get the newest book, Horse Harmony Feeding Guide, plus the original Horse Harmony book and Holistic Horsekeeping at a discount.

The great thing about this gift package is that you can save the Feeding Guide for yourself and give the other two books as gifts to other horse lovers if you already have them!

Price: $80.00

Founder: Prevention & Cure the Natural Way

Founder: Prevention & Cure the Natural Way Book

by Jaime Jackson softcover, 160 pages Guide to the natural, holistic cure and prevention of founder.

Founder kills thousands of horses every year, and leaves tens of thousand of others debilitated in its wake. In this startling revelation and guide to the natural, holistic cure and prevention of founder, author/hoof care expert Jaime Jackson brings an entirely new perspective to the treatment table.

This book includes a clear and workable "Founder Action Plan" for immediate action in identifying and removing the causes of founder, and starting on the road to healing. Jackson also gives practical instructions on how future episodes may be prevented.


Price: $19.95

Horse Owners Guide To Natural Hoof Care

Horse Owners Guide To Natural Hoof Care Book

by Jaime Jackson 320 pages Expanded from 192 pages, contains step by step instructions for the Natural Trim. For horse owners wanting to do their own hoof work or improve understanding of natural hoofcare.

This is the new, updated and fully revised edition of Jamie 's original and classic work on natural hoof care. Teeming with hundreds of exciting photographs, technical drawings, and interviews with horse owners and professional natural hoof care practitioners across the U.S., This is the premier work on natural trimming and high performance barefooted horses. Riding barefoot horses- why and how to do it. Wild horse hoof model what it is and how we use it.

Trimming guidelines complete step-by-step descriptions of how Jackson and other professional natural hoof care practitioners do it. Solving lameness issues through natural healing. Tools and equipment a detailed guide to the proper instruments of the trade, and where to get them.

Price: $29.95

Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You

Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You Book

by Pete Ramey softcover, 168 pages Pete Ramey's first book about the many horses both shod and lame he has successfully brought into barefootedness and soundness.

This book is a detailed hands-on guide to natural horse and hoof care. Explains how to create a successful barefoot program for the domestic horse.

Pete Ramey is a skilled, full-time natural hoof care practitioner from Georgia, who converted from shoeing to natural hoof care in 1998. In this book, Pete describes the many horses, both shod and lame, he has brought successfully into barefootedness and soundness since then. Pete's reflections . are based on his real-life journey from novice to professional practitioner.

Much of what Pete has learned has been through trial and error, and it is his intention that you will be able to benefit from what he's learned, and avoid some of his mistakes!

Price: $26.95

The Natural Horse: Foundations for Natural Horsemanship

The Natural Horse: Foundations for Natural Horsemanship Book

by Jaime Jackson softcover, 192 pages Includes the model for true natural horse care, complete description of naturally shaped hooves, and in-depth discussion of horses' natural gaits.

This book is Based on detailed descriptions of horses in the wild, the author vividly explains how domestic horses can live happier and healthier lives through understanding what is natural for the horse. Topics covered include behavior, movement, communication, riding, hoof care, and general horse care.

What is natural for your horse? Based on ground-breaking research with wild horses of the U.S. Great Basin, The Natural Horse vividly describes how domestic horses can be made happier and healthier through an understanding of what nature intended for their species. This landmark book, originally published in 1992 as The Natural Horse: Lessons from the Wild by Northland Publishing, opened the doors to the current international "natural horse care" revolution.

Price: $24.95

DVD's

Creating the Perfect Hoof: Learn To Do A Natural Trim

Creating the Perfect Hoof: Learn To Do A Natural Trim DVD

DVD Companion to "Horse Owners Guide to Natural Hoof Care." Length: 2 hrs. 40 min. and packed with everything Jaime felt a beginner would need to know to tackle the natural trim.

Many, many novice trimmers have begun armed with only this DVD and the Horse Owners Guide to Natural Hoof Care. It is 2 hrs and 40 minutes long and packed with everything Jaime felt a beginner would need to know to tackle the natural trim.

As a master trimmer, Jaime makes horse handling and trimming look easy. How does he do it? In addition to demonstrating excellent trimming technique, Jaime will share with you the numerous professional tricks and tips which he's learned in many years of working with horses, both shod and barefoot. As Jaime says, "when done properly, trimming isn't a difficult job." The key is to do it properly, and Jaime will show you how.

Although created for beginning trimmers, this DVD has proven helpful to many experienced trimmers. What better way to learn the basics of the natural trim than at the side of Jaime Jackson, who has been referred to as the "father of modern natural hoof care".


Price: $39.95

The Natural Trim: Eliminate Flare, Splits, and Run-under Heels

The Natural Trim: Eliminate Flare, Splits, and Run-under Heels DVD

DVD, 1 hr. 30 min. with Jaime Jackson. For those who have studied "Creating The Perfect Hoof" DVD, the book "Horse Owners Guide to Natural Hoof Care" and have some trimming experience. Concentrates solely on specialized trimming issues. Jaime receives more questions about dealing with wall flare, splits and run-under heels than any other facet of trimming. Here's his step-by-step presentation of solutions to these and other aberrations of normal hoof growth.

In this 90 minute video, Jaime goes straight to the hoof and completes close-up in-depth trims of 2 hooves deformed by flares, splits, and run-under heels. His narrative explains exactly what he's doing as he works. When he's finished, both hooves are restored to natural shape and balance.

NOTE: It is also recommended that trimmers have some trimming experience before undertaking the techniques described in this video.

Price: $39.95

The Natural Trim: Trimming the Laminitic Hoof

The Natural Trim: Trimming the Laminitic Hoof DVD

The Natural Trim: Trimming the Laminitic Hoof

DVD, 1 hr. 30 min. with Jaime Jackson for those who have studied Jaime's "Creating The Perfect Hoof" DVD, the book "Horse Owners Guide to Natural Hoof Care" and have some trimming experience. This DVD concentrates solely on trimming, and contains a detailed step-by-step breakdown of the natural trim.

Jaime begins by showing the trimming strategy via diagram, and then moves to the actual complete trimming of two laminitic hooves.

Although Jaime focuses on laminitis, this DVD is not for laminitic hooves only! The principles Jaime teaches will apply to all hooves that have irregularities in growth or shape.

NOTE: It is also recommended that trimmers have some trimming experience before undertaking the techniques described in this video.


Price: $39.95

eBooks

Happy Healthy Horse eBook

Happy Healthy Horse eBook

This eBook, originally the text portion of the Home Study Course, contains a wealth of information on keeping your horse healthy and happy from a holistic medicine perspective. The course is full of case studies and examples from Madalyn Ward, DVM's practical experience as a holistic equine veterinarian. Topics include: Introduction to Holistic Medicine, Alternative Healing Modalities, Nutrition, Healthy Hooves, Vaccinations, First Aid, Parasites, Resources and More!


Price: $19.95

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.

Horse Harmony Feeding Guide eBook

Horse Harmony Feeding Guide eBook

This 51 page eBook is the Horse Harmony: A Feeding Guide in downloadable PDF format.

Health-wise, each of the types is prone to different ailments and illnesses. For example, the ultra-competitive Wood horse tends to suffer injuries to the tendons and ligaments, as well as being a prime candidate for intestinal ulcers. The Metal horse, on the other hand, has extremely strong tendons and ligaments, but often suffers from breathing and lung issues, such as heaves. Luckily, by following a specific feeding program designed to bolster the health weaknesses of each type, most of these conditions can be prevented or alleviated.

This book covers specific guidelines for feeding each of the main Five-Element Temperament types of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. For each type, this book outlines a nutritionally solid diet,including feed, supplements, fruits, vegetables, spices, vitamins, and minerals. In addition, each chapter offers specific recipes for immune, digestive, uro-genital, and musculo-skeletal support. With this book you will be able to design a custom feeding program designed to enhance your horse's strengths while bolstering his constitutional weaknesses.

Price: $37.50

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.

Horse Types and Temperaments: The Five Types eBook

Horse Types and Temperaments: The Five Types eBook

Have you ever wished you could understand why your horse behaves in a certain way? Being able to determine your horse's type based on Traditional Chinese Medicine Five Element theory may offer some insight. The types include Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood and they each have particular characteristics and challenges.

Learning how to recognize types can also help you when purchasing a new horse or determining the best use for your current horse. Knowing your horse's type can help you make the best feeding choices and avoid certain health challenges particular to his type.

This 17-page eBook includes bonus report on flower essences.


Price: $9.95

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.

Horse Types and Temperaments: The Six Temperaments eBook

Horse Types and Temperaments: The Six Temperaments eBook

The Six Temperaments eBook takes a deeper look at horse personalities that don’t fit neatly into the Five Elements. This 41 page eBook includes the more complex temperaments of Wood/Fire, Fire/Water, and Metal/Earth combinations. This eBook is excellent for horse owners striving for a deeper and more harmonious relationship with their horses. The eBook opens with an introduction to the Five Element approach.

There are many approaches to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but the Five-Element approach is unique in that it includes the idea that each of us, animal or human, represents a “constitutional type,” exhibiting certain physical and emotional traits that are specific to that type. Viewing the individual from this perspective can also be applied to horses, thus facilitating a better understanding of any given horse’s nature and needs.

Price: $19.95

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.

Horse Types and Temperaments Bundle: Five Element Types and Six Temperaments eBooks

Horse Types and Temperaments Bundle: Five Element Types and Six Temperaments eBooks

Buy the two eBooks about Five Element Personality Typing: The Five Element Types and The Six Temperaments together and save $4.95.

There are many approaches to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but the Five-Element approach is unique in that it includes the idea that each of us, animal or human, represents a “constitutional type,” exhibiting certain physical and emotional traits that are specific to that type. Viewing the individual from this perspective can also be applied to horses, thus facilitating a better understanding of any given horse’s nature and needs.

Price: $24.95

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.

Equine Nutrition eBook

Equine Nutrition eBook

This 27 page eBook by Madalyn Ward, DVM offers a holistic approach to equine nutrition.

Topics covered include effects of nutrition, supplements, antioxidants, feeding the fat horse and the thin horse, joint health and more.


Price: $14.95

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.

Understanding and Managing Cushing's Disease, Insulin Resistance and Laminitis

Understanding and Managing Cushing's Disease, Insulin Resistance and Laminitis eBook

By Joyce Harman DVM MRCVS and Madalyn Ward DVM: Laminitis is one of the more frustrating conditions to treat in equine practice. Chronic cases can take a significant amount of time and energy, and the outcome is still not perfect in many instances. However, many cases brought to practitioners of natural medicine can be helped when conventional medicine has failed. This 51 page paper will be a practical overview of using natural medicine to treat laminitis. Includes bonus report on Nutritional Support for Systemic Laminitis.

Features brand new updates on insulin-resistance and Cushing's disease as of January 2008.

  • Introduction to Laminitis
  • Nutritional Support for Systemic Laminitis
  • A Note on Grasses
  • Healthy Hooves
  • Common Hoof Ailments
  • Acute Laminitis
  • Homeopathy and First Aid
  • Laminitis
  • Preventing Laminitis in the Five Element Personality


Price: $29.00

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.

Equine Vaccination eBook

Equine Vaccination eBook

Not sure which vaccines to use? Not sure whether you should even vaccinate your horse? Want to learn more about titers, how vaccines are made, and the effects of vaccination on your horse's health? Find the answers in this 22 page Vaccination Ebook.*

Table of Contents:

  • Vaccinations
  • A Quick Note on Titers
  • Vaccination and Chronic Disease
  • Which Vaccinations Should You Give Your Horse?
  • Some Homeopathic Remedies for the Side Effects of Vaccinations
  • Vaccinations in Boarding Situations
  • More on the Immune System - Innate Versus Acquired
  • How We Create Vaccines
  • Stress and Its Effect on the Immune System

* The information in this ebook is similar to the information on vaccination in Dr. Ward's "Holistic Horsekeeping" book, and includes additional information on how stress affects the immune system (and hence your choices for vaccinating your horse).


Price: $9.95

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.

Audio Files

Audio Bundle: Five Element Personalities

Audio Bundle: Five Element Personalities MP3 File

Get all five of the Five Element Personality audios and SAVE!

Madalyn Ward, DVM has created a variety of resources to help horse owners understand these personality types and provide for their individual needs.


Price: $37.95

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.

The Earth Horse Teleconference

Audio: The Earth Horse Teleconference MP3 File

This 60 minute Earth Horse teleconference with Dr. Madalyn Ward can be downloaded as an MP3 file.

Want to know how to motivate your Earth horse? Hmmm ... think food, think routine, think reassurance. What else makes an Earth horse happy? What is the perfect job for an Earth horse? How do you keep an Earth horse trim and fit?

Learn all this and more as Dr. Ward answers questions and provides a detailed profile of the Earth Horse personality type in this teleconference recording.


Price: $7.95

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.

The Fire Horse Teleconference

Audio: The Fire Horse Teleconference MP3 File

This 59 minute Fire Horse teleconference with Dr. Madalyn Ward can be downloaded as an MP3 file.

Want to know what motivates a Fire horse the most? Want to know what shuts him down the fastest? Want to know the way into a Fire horse's heart?

Learn all this and more as Dr. Ward answers questions and provides a detailed profile of the Fire Horse personality type in this teleconference recording.


Price: $7.95

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.

The Metal Horse Teleconference

Audio: The Metal Horse Teleconference MP3 File

This 61 minute Metal Horse teleconference with Dr. Madalyn Ward can be downloaded as an MP3 file.

Want to know why the Metal horse loves to do his job or why he might be hard to catch? Can the Metal horse ever be super-loving? What's the Metal horse's idea of fun?

Learn all this and more as Dr. Ward answers questions and provides a detailed profile of the Metal Horse personality type in this teleconference recording.


Price: $7.95

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.

The Water Horse Teleconference

Audio: The Water Horse Teleconference MP3 File

This 62 minute Water Horse teleconference with Dr. Madalyn Ward can be downloaded as an MP3 file.

How do you help a Water horse conquer his fears? The Water horse loves to learn but only when he feels secure ... how can you set up a safe learning environment for him? What disciplines does the Water horse excel in?

Learn all this and more as Dr. Ward answers questions and provides a detailed profile of the Water Horse personality type in this teleconference recording.


Price: $7.95

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.

The Wood Horse Teleconference

Audio: The Wood Horse Teleconference MP3 File

This 63 minute Wood Horse teleconference with Dr. Madalyn Ward can be downloaded as an MP3 file.

How do you teach a Wood horse the "rules" to a speed event? Why do Wood horses get so spooky in the wind and so stiff in their joints? What can you do to help the hyper-allergic Wood horse feel better? What can you do about the Wood horse who destroys absolutely everything in his pen?

Learn all this and more as Dr. Ward answers questions and provides a detailed profile of the Wood Horse personality type in this teleconference recording.


Price: $7.95

You will receive an email with download information within 24 hours of your purchase.