Interpreting Triple Crown’s Ever ChangingNSC Chart

“Here goes Jim picking on Triple Crown again!” Keep reading because I think I just figured out how to define my attitude towards feed and supplement companies. I’m not really “anti” any feed or supplement company but rather I’m “anti marketing”. Marketing is a method in which a company presents its products in an appealing way or by offering something better than the competition. This Read more…

Feed Tag Dressing

We put dressing on a salad to make it taste better because raw leaf vegetables aren’t terribly palatable to many people. Some of us use so much dressing that we’ve defeated the purpose of eating the salad. As you know feed tags are a legal document required by most stated agricultural agencies to be attached to bags of livestock feed. These tags have a set Read more…

Feed Review: Thrive Feed for Horses

“The feed decision you make dramatically affects your horse’s quality of life, health, and how long they remain active and useful. First and foremost, horses are grass eaters, not grain eaters, or fat eaters, or sugar beet eaters.  Their digestive system requires a low-fat diet, just like grass, to create and sustain vibrant health. I questioned everything about the profit-driven horse feed industry and did Read more…

Dealing With a Feed Rep

In my last article I touched on potentially false statements offered by commercial feed reps to persuade you to use their feed.  In this article I’d like to take it to the next level by offering some ideas for you to use in challenging those reps. You should all know how to identify “tag dressing” by now since I’ve covered it in previous articles and Read more…

Trimming Your Horse Feed Budget

This article is long overdue as the cost of horse feed and supplements has been rising for some time. This has become a frequent topic of conversation lately as these cost increases don’t seem to be easing anytime soon. There are several ways to cut some corners on your feed budget without sacrificing the health and performance of your horse. Before we dive in I’d Read more…