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Tigger Montague

Tigger Montague

Tigger Montague is an expert on equine nutrition and supplements, with over thirty years experience as a rider, researcher, formulator, and author of Whole Foods for Horses.

Tigger’s blog posts are a rich variety of fun-loving stories, profound philosophical musings, and scientific research.  Enjoy!

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Turning Down the Heat: Cooling Foods and Cool Star EQ

It’s summertime, and keeping horses cool requires stall fans, electrolytes, mineral salt blocks, and lots of water.  Did you know ...
Poultices by BioStar US

The Healing Art of the Poultice

The poultice has been used for healing over thousands of years; in fact, we can consider the poultice to be ...
Muscle Building and Breakdown Locomotion EQ

Muscle Building, Muscle Breakdown: Understanding the Cycle

Horse people appreciate the equine athlete who is well-muscled, fit, and strong for his activity, whether it be canter pirouettes, ...
Gastric Sensitive Horses | BioStar US

Managing Gastric Ulcer-Sensitive Horses

It can be challenging to manage a horse that tends to act ulcery  for days, weeks or months after gastric ...
Contaminated Feed and Supplements

Contaminated Feed and Supplements

Recently, the dressage community was shocked to learn that two well-known rider/trainers were suspended by the FEI based on drug ...

Team BioStar Welcomes Kelly Soleau-Millar!

Welcome Kelly Soleau-Millar, new member of the Biostar Team of riders! Kelly Soleau-Millar started her horses on a whole food ...
Bovine Colostrum Ethics and industry by BioStar US

The Industry and Ethics of Bovine Colostrum

Bovine colostrum is an important therapeutic food for horses and dogs.  It provides over 70 different growth factors for tissue ...

Trees, Mice and Lyme Disease

Two researchers in the Hudson River Valley* have identified an early warning system for Lyme disease; they can predict how ...
BioStar US Aloe Vera and TumEase

Aloe Vera: The Healing Plant for Horses & Humans Alike

Aloe vera has a long history of use as an important and highly beneficial medicinal plant.  The Egyptians used aloe ...
Tigger Montague in BioStar Labs

Tweaking Formulas: Thera Calm EQ Adds Haritaki for GI Support

Admittedly, I have a compulsion to tweak, adjust, and mess with everything — kitchen recipes, my GPS’s opinion on directions, ...
Optimum Healthy Weight from BioStar US

New from BioStar: Optimum Healthy Weight

One of the most common equine health challenges is maintaining a healthy weight: not too fat, not too thin.  Horses ...
Circuvate EQ: advanced circulatory support for horses from BioStar US

Introducing BioStar’s Circuvate EQ: Whole Food Circulation Supplement

BioStar introduces Circuvate EQ, a brand-new circulation supplement in February, 2017, specifically designed for the equine circulatory system — the system ...
Does My Horse Need a Multivitamin / Mineral Supplement

Does My Horse Need a Multivitamin / Mineral Supplement?

"Does my horse need a multivitamin / mineral supplement?" This question comes across my desk via emails and texts several ...
Thermal EQ Warming Foods Supplement for Horses by BioStar EQ

BioStar’s Thermal EQ: The Warming Foods Supplement for Winter

Several years ago on a cold December day, I was setting up feed in the barn and adding ingredients from ...
Equine Connective Tissue

Connective Tissue Support: Foods and Treatments

The connective tissue includes tendons and ligaments.  Tendons attach skeletal muscles to bone; their basic function is to transmit the ...
Ulcer Sensitivities in Horses

Ulcer Sensitivities in Horses and How to Address Them

Horses evolved from small forest dwellers into grazers on the open plains and savannas.  Biologically, they are adapted to eating ...
science of supplements

The Verdict: What Science Says About Supplements

Recently, a report on calcium supplements was made public.  This is not the first time researchers have taken a deeper ...
Water and hydration

Water Quality Matters: Introducing the Horse Hydrator

Water has been on my radar for some time now, long before hearing about the Horse Hydrator, and long before ...

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