Featured Barn Manager: Randi Goulding
How A Stable of Competitive Jumpers Benefits From Whole Food
Biostar interviews Randi Goulding: Barn Manager for Green River Farm South (Wellington, FL) and Green River Farm North (Tryon, NC).
Green River Farm is owned by Roger and Jennifer Smith, and is home to 5 jumpers competing in the amateur divisions, and three show hunters.
What's the whole food story for As Always: Green River's First Year Green Hunter?
Randi: Last year he had leaky gut, and was on Misoprositol, Equibios, and Sulcrafate . Now after the diet change he does not need these medicines unless he is given an NSAID. The reduction of sugars in his diet plus Bioflora helped us take him off the meds. Now he gets Tract Bios every day as maintenance.
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Green River Farm's As Always
Charity Support: Horses' Honor Rescue
Biostar continues its pledge to support the efforts of Horses' Honor Rescue & Sanctuary through February 2012.
This means that a portion of all Empower EQ sales throughout January and February will be donated to support the efforts of Horses' Honor.
Click here to read a personal word of support from BioStar Associate Gundi Younger.
Formulator's Corner: What the Horses Have Taught Me
What the Horses Have Taught Me
Tigger Montague, Applying What She's Learned from the Horses
This month features a very special Formulator's Corner about Tigger's experience learning from several horses that have impacted her in the past and helped her grow as a formulator and horse person alike.
By Tigger Montague, Formulator (BioStar EQ)
When the student is ready, the master will come -- Zen Proverb
I have had some wonderful, amazing teachers in my life; some of them came into my life through school and college, but others like Michael Raven Horse, Carrie Spotted Eagle and a World Health Organization researcher named Dr. Woo have had an incredible impact on my passion about food. And then there are the horses who have been some of the most impacting teachers of all
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Congratulations to Team BioStar Rider, Jim Koford and Pharaoh for winning the Wellington World Cup Qualifier Freestyle on Feb. 4th.
Koford now stands second in the North American league to go to the World Cup in April. So keep your fingers crossed for Jim and the Zorro ride!
Videos In Review
Even though our first videos were only published on YouTube® just 2 months ago, the response has been great and we're encouraged to have over 1,200 channel views to date!
As we work on making more whole food videos for horse people to sink their teeth into, we'd like to take the opportunity to review one popular clip in each newsletter.
Fiber: Beet Pulp & Copra Meal
Fiber is the first and largest basic food component of your horse's diet. Beet pulp and copra (coconut) meal are both great sources of fiber, but come with different benefits.
Beet pulp is 18% fiber, 10% protein and about 5% sugar (molasses-free).
Copra meal is 20% fiber, 20% protein and 8% fat.
While both are high in fiber, the dietary protein and fat ratio can be optimized by bringing more protein and fat into the diet (say for a high performance horse) or feeding leaner with beet pulp.
There are still yet more factors to consider in terms of food quality and in this clip, Tigger discusses the agricultural environment of that effects each food's quality, where to source them from and how best to manage & feed them.
Watch this clip on YouTube.
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