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Tigger’s Favorite Summer Products for Horses and Dogs

Summer is the time of flies, ticks, fleas, heat, and keeping the horses and dogs comfortable despite it all.  I ...
Deciphering the Marketing Language of a Gastric Supplement - BioStar US

Deciphering the Marketing Language of a Gastric Supplement

Recently, Purina released a new supplement called Outlast™ which will, according to the company’s literature, “support a healthy gastric environment.”  ...
Western medicine

Down the Rabbit Hole: The Rise of Western Medicine

It was while I was reading The History, Treatment, and Diseases of the Horse (1880 edition) that I came upon ...
How to start with a whole food diet

Getting Started With the Whole Food Diet

It can seem daunting to disconnect ourselves from commercial horse feeds and plunge into the world of the whole food ...
speaking to intuition

Intuition: The Best Communication with Your Horse

In our high-tech world of bytes and data we can forget there's another avenue of communication that isn’t cellular, or vocal, ...
convenience versus conscious

Choosing Consciousness over Convenience

Recently I ran into a Dollar Store to get some Christmas wrapping paper. I picked out a few rolls, checked ...
Animal Consciousness: Elephant and Woman by Gregory Colbert

Sentient Beings

New Zealand recently passed legislation that recognizes that all animals are sentient beings. This new legislation aims to make it ...
Seeds for Kindness

Not Quite Alice

Great ideas don't just fall from the sky. Sometimes they're found deep underground. BioStar's Tigger Montague tells the story of ...
Wellington, Florida: A City of Horses

A City of Horses

From November until April, there is no other place in the world that has more horses per square inch than ...
In Search of Emptiness

In Search of Emptiness

I know this is a strange title…why would I be searching for emptiness? The emptiness that I have been seeking ...
Green Me Up, Scotty: Transported by Green Juice

Green Me Up, Scotty

Recently I gave a whole food seminar at Old Barrington Farm in Illinois.  There I ran into my friend Mike ...
Artificial Sweeteners: A Real Kick in the Gut

Artificial Sweeteners and Gut Bacteria

Research on mice and humans, published September 17, 2014 in Nature, exposed how artificial sweeteners alter the composition and function ...
Lamar Valley, Yellowstone

Where the Wild Things Are

Every August I head out to Montana to visit my mom, and spend at least one day in the Lamar ...
Knee surgery still can't keep the mare down.

The Old Grey Mare Just Ain’t What She Used To Be

Two weeks ago, I slipped on a wet floor, and my left knee zigged when it should have zagged. I ...
As 'all natural' as it gets...

When is Natural Really Natural?

A recent study (April 2014) conducted by Consumer Reports National Research Center showed that 59% of consumers check to see ...
Stall mucking, before and after enlightenment

Still Mucking After All These Years

It occurred to me the other day as I lifted yet another fork full of manure and dumped it in ...
BioStar US What does Natural Really Mean

Video: What Does “Natural” Mean?

What is natural? To you it may mean a lush green farm producing some of the best ingredients which are put ...

Whole Food Supplements for Horses and Dogs