Tigger Montague

Tigger Montague

Tigger Montague

Tigger Montague | BioStar USTigger Montague is BioStar’s owner and formulator.  She 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.

The daughter of a baker, and the granddaughter of a dairyman, she has inherited the same passions as her family about real food. With over 30 years experience in the equine and human supplement industry, Tigger knows nutrition from the synthetic side as well as the whole food side. She started BioStar in 2006 with formulas she created in her kitchen.  Before she started the company, she was an avid rider and competitor with eventing and show jumping, until she got hooked on dressage in the late 1980’s.  She has competed on horses she’s owned and trained all the way from training level to grand prix.

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

 

Things you can learn from Puppies by BioStar US

Five Things You Can Learn from Puppies

NOTES FROM PUPPY-PALOOZA LAND! Currently I have a litter of 6 Australian Shepherd puppies that are 7 weeks old. This ...
Allergies on the Rise in Horses | BioStar

Allergies on the Rise in Horses

It seems that new allergies are popping up every day. Human allergies are quite common and we are learning more ...
Down the Rabbit Hole with Quercetin- Tigger scientist illustration

Down the Rabbit Hole with Quercetin

What is Quercetin, and how can it help your horse? We go down the rabbit hole to learn more about ...
Horses, Allergies, and Histamines | BioStar US

Horses, Allergies, and Histamines

It has become apparent that more and more horses are dealing with allergy sensitivities and respiratory issues. Allergies and asthmas ...
Horse Hindgut Health and Butyrate | BioStarUS

Hindgut Health and Butyric Acid

An estimated 65% of all performance and sport horses experience hindgut ulcers. Stress (including environmental, training, and transport stress), nutrition, ...
Understanding Inflammation and your Horse | BioStar US

Understanding Inflammation and Your Horse

The inflammatory process is both fascinating and complicated. The essence of inflammation is the normal protective response by the body’s ...
Fun Facts about Horses, Dogs, and Food | BioStar US

Fun Facts about Horses, Dogs, & Food!

If you’re a fan of Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit, you’ll love our fun and interesting facts about horses, dogs, and ...
Medicinal mushrooms

Medicinal Mushrooms for Dogs & Horses

Medicinal mushrooms have thousands of years of use as therapeutic foods in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as in ancient ...

Ask Tigger: Diet Recommendations to Build Muscle

Dear Tigger, I recently purchased a horse that was doing mid-level dressage and am transitioning him into a mid-level jumper. I ...
Horse on Optimum Defense label

Supporting the Equine Immune System with Optimum Defense

The equine immune system is a vast, complex biological apparatus. How well it functions depends on a number of factors ...
horse and human bonding silhouette

Giving Back and Paying It Forward

There’s something intrinsic about giving- a sense of purpose and humility. I have long known the equestrian community to be ...
Ask Tigger - Grumpy Mares | BioStar US

Ask Tigger: Help! I Have a Grumpy Mare

Dear Tigger, Lately my horse fits the grumpy mare stereotype more often than not, but she used to be much ...
Girl in nature

Tigger’s Stress-Busting Tips

The infamous year of 2020 has tested our collective patience, nerves, and sense of wellbeing. It not only has affected ...
BioStar's Line of Optimum Wellness Formulas

Which Optimum wellness formula is best for my horse or dog?

BioStar offers a range of wellness formulas with vitamins and minerals, called Optimum. With so many choices, we’ve put together ...

Choosing the Right Calming Supplement for Your Horse

The search for the best calming supplements for horses can be overwhelming… there are so many options to choose from! ...
The Next Generation of Equine Probiotics: Sym-Biota EQ | BioStar US

The Next Generation of Equine Probiotics: Sym-Biota EQ

Soil research over the past 50 years has provided us with a profound understanding of how important healthy soil is ...

Let Go of the Reins

Recently, a friend in the horse industry told me that her anxiety during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic had ...
Sym-Biota K9 | BioStar US

Liquid GI Support for Dogs:
Sym-Biota K9

Keeping our dog healthy begins with the gut, and dietary GI support is key to achieving it. Hippocrates said, “all ...