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!

 

Julia in the kitchen with dogs | BioStar US

Julia in My Kitchen with Dogs

My mother used to watch reruns of Julia Child’s The French Chef on PBS from a little black-and-white television in ...
Don't Forget the Vitamin E | BioStar US

Don’t Forget the Vitamin E for your Horse!

Vitamin E is one of the essential vitamins that horses cannot synthesize or make in their bodies. Unlike the B ...
Hoary Alyssum: A plant you don’t want to find in your hay | BioStar US

Hoary Alyssum: A Plant you Don’t Want to Find in your Hay

Recently several horses in Wellington, Florida presented with swollen legs, fevers, and laminitis. The culprit appears to be hoary alyssum, ...
Ghosts of Christmas Past | BioStar US

Ghosts of Christmas Past

One of my favorite holiday movies as a child was the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol (starring Alastair Sim) ...
Keeping your horse warm in the winter | BioStar US

How to Help Your Horse Stay Warm this Winter

Providing circulatory support to horses during the winter months is beneficial on many levels, as is maintaining good “digestive fire,” ...
must-haves in your tack trunk | BioStar US

Must-haves in your tack trunk

When I was competing, my show trunk held the usual necessities: extra saddle pads, a spare halter, extra girth, assorted ...
Integral K9 for dogs | BioStar US

Collagen for Canine Gut Health: Integral K9

The most common health challenges dog owners tell us about are the GI tract issues in their dogs. These issues ...
Daily Neuromuscular Support with Neuro-Plex EQ Powder | BioStar US

Daily Neuromuscular Support with Neuro-Plex EQ Powder

Neuromuscular support is essential for an increasing number of horses. Ever since BioStar introduced Neuro-Plex EQ paste syringes for as-needed ...
Eggshell membrane collagen | BioStar US

Eggshell Membrane Collagen for Horses and Neuro-Plex EQ Powder

Collagen is a popular protein ingredient in supplements for humans, dogs, and horses. A few years ago, I got on ...
Selenium yeast vs Selenium selenate with horses | BioStar US

Selenium Yeast vs Sodium Selenite

Selenium is an important mineral for horses. This trace element plays a critical role in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, DNA ...
dog food

Definitions for “Natural” Foods, Potency, and Dosage

I have a confession: I can be swayed by a product marketing campaign as easily as anyone. Words such as ...
Puppy Chronicles: Surviving the Velociraptor | BioStar US

The Puppy Chronicles: House Training, Toys, and Surviving the Velociraptor

God grant me the serenity to accept that I buy my puppy too many toys, courage to buy fewer toys, ...
Oxidative Stress in Horses with Gastric Ulcers | BioStar US

Oxidative Stress in Horses with Gastric Ulcers

As many of you know, I am rather obsessed with the GI tract. From as far back as 2007 when ...
Bringing Home a New Puppy | BioStar US

Bringing Home a New Puppy

In the last six months I have lost two beloved dogs: Thunderbear and Kemosabe. I will forever miss them. No ...
What Labels Don't Tell US | BioStar US

What Labels Don’t Tell Us

When I’m doing nutritional consults, I often need to look up various feed and supplement labels on products the customer ...
Neuro-Plex EQ for Neuromuscular Health | BioStar US

Neuromuscular Support: BioStar’s New Neuro-Plex EQ

I hear a lot from riders, veterinarians, and sports therapists about horses dealing with neuromuscular disorders, nervous system imbalances, muscle ...
Choosing the best poultice for your horse | BioStar US

Choosing the Best Poultice for your Horse

Poultices have been used for healing over thousands of years; in fact, we can consider poultices to be one of ...
Chi Tonic EQ from BioStar US

Chi Tonic: Revitalize, Restore, Rebalance

In Eastern medicine, the essential life force is known as qi (pronounced “chee”, also known as “Chi”) in traditional Chinese ...