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!

 

Healthy Pastures mean Healthy Horses BioStar US

Protecting the gut from herbicide and pesticide exposure

Recently a customer notified me that she had her feed tested for glyphosate (Roundup) residue. She had been happy with ...
Hedgerow GI The Next Generation of Gut Support | BioStar US

Hedgerow GI: The Next Generation in Gut Support

Hedgerow GI: A new formula with ancient roots Several years ago, I became interested in traditional English hedgerows and how ...
Fermented Turmeric for Horses | BioStar US

Fermented Turmeric for Horses

Gut health is essential for overall health, and turmeric offers support for a healthy GI tract for horses and dogs ...

A Horse is a GI Tract on Four Legs

Recently I read an article on a presentation about gastric ulcers in horses given at the Association of Equine Practitioners ...
Bacillus subtilis | BioStar US

Bacillus subtilis: The Spore-based Probiotic You’ve Never Heard Of

This summer, I was introduced to a new probiotic strain by a colleague who is a human supplement formulator. He ...
Tulsi aka Holy Basil | BioStar US

Tulsi, “The Incomparable One”

In Western herbology, Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), is categorized as an adaptogen: a plant capable of ...
Bridging Eastern and Western Medicine in Chi Solutions by BioStar US

Connection: Bridging Eastern Medicine and Western Science

In 2001, a friend gave me a book on Ayurveda called The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant ...
Horse Stable Vices and Domestication | BioStar

Horse Stable Vices and Domestication

What we horse owners refer to as stable vices (cribbing, wind sucking, and weaving), are also known as stereotypies, or ...
Vitamin E for Horses and Dogs | BioStar US

Vitamin E Supplements for Horses & Dogs

After many years of searching, we finally found a vitamin E complex of tocopherols and tocotrienols that meets our high ...
JJ Tate horse with BioStar blanket

The Devil’s in the Details: What Sets BioStar Apart

The raising, care, training, and campaigning of horses requires close attention to details. Whether you keep your horses in your ...
Recovery and Comfort for Horses

Recovery and Comfort for Horses: An East-Meets-West Approach

Horses are incredible athletes. Just like humans, however, their muscles can become sore and stiff after a training session or ...

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! ...
Assessing quality ingredients and extracts | BioStar

Determining Ingredient Quality

It’s very difficult to ascertain ingredient quality by reading a label. This is due, in part, to labeling laws which ...
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 in Horses on the Rise

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 are quercetin supplements, and how can they help your horse? We go down the rabbit hole to learn more ...
Horses, Allergies, and Histamines | BioStar US

Horses, Allergies, and Histamines

For the past year, I've spent a lot of time down the rabbit hole, examining the Western and Eastern medicinal ...
Horse Hindgut Health and Butyrate | BioStarUS

Butyric Acid and Hindgut Health

An estimated 65% of all performance and sport horses experience hindgut ulcers. Stress (including environmental, training, and transport stress), nutrition, ...