Welcome to Horse Harmony

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.

Find the right supplement for your horse based on his temperament type in the Holistic Horsekeeping Online Store. Or see a complete list of all our products and temperament types best suited for them.


Having Trouble Typing Your Horse?
Have one of our Certified Horse Temperament Typologists help with insights for management.


Tallgrass Online Course "Understanding Horse Types and Temperaments" by Dr. Madalyn Ward.
Level 1 online horse temperament typing certification.

Online Course

Not getting along with
your horse? Post him or her
on our Horse Swap Site!


Order customized supplements for each
personality type


Horse Harmony

Audio Files

  Listen to audio files about each personality type

Audio Files

Horse Harmony Named Finalist in the the Animals/Pets
category of the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!

Indie Book Awards Finalist


Dr. Madalyn Ward, a pioneering voice in the field of holistic horse care for over two decades, breaks new ground with the Horse Harmony equine personality typing system. Her cutting edge casework now extends to helping horse lovers find their perfect equine match or better understand their current equine partner.  Dr. Ward graduated from TexasA&Mís School of Veterinary Medicine. She has published numerous articles in medical journals and horse magazines, including Practical Horseman and Equus. Dr. Ward maintains a holistic equine practice at Bear Creek Veterinary Clinic in Austin, Texas.


Visit Dr. Ward's blog
for more articles on holistic horse care


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