What is Horse Temperament Typing?
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. The Horse Temperament Typing approach 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. Madalyn Ward has developed 5 basic types and 6 combination 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 to creating a stronger partnership with your horse.
Our 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.