​Robert Chown’s Secret Weapon

With over 20 world titles in Cow Horse and Reining, Robert Chown knows a thing or two about getting a horse to perform at his best. It takes a great horse, excellent training, and a talented rider to help a horse excel, but Chown would argue there is a fourth component to consider. “In competition horses, or even pleasure horses, when you are trailering them [and training on them], you’re putting…

Box Issues Tied to Nutrition

Box Issues Tied to NutritionDr. Jyme NicholsDirector of Nutrition, Bluebonnet FeedsNo matter what number roper you are, or what caliber horse you ride, fine tuning your horse’s nutrition program increases your chance of success. Have you ever felt a sugar high from eating a candy bar and drinking an energy drink? Have you ever gotten “butterflies” in your stomach before you roped because you were…

Achieving Optimal GI Health in Performance Horses

The nature of being a competitive performance horse often comes with stressors that we, as humans, may not realize--stalling, hauling, training, climate change, environment change, antibiotic use, and NSAIDs such as Bute and Banamine, are just a handful of things that put stress on a horse physically, mentally and emotionally. Some horses (naturally) handle these stressors better, while others str…

Bluebonnet Myth Busters: Q1 2020

Each month, we share #bluebonnetmythbusters over on our social media channels. These are common misconceptions de-bunked and set straight with research-based facts. Below is a collection of myth busters from the first quarter of 2020.Myth: Broodmares are fine on a pasture-only diet until the last trimester.Fact: Researchers from the University of Cambridge compiled a list of studies showing nutrit…

Equilene Pro Care

Equilene ® Pro Care® is a low starch, beet pulp based feed designed to support normal intestinal health. It is ideal for performance horses, seniors, and all horses under training, travel, or immune stress. What Makes Equilene Pro Care Unique? The technologies in Equilene® Pro Care® were selected for their unique abilities to strengthen the intestinal lining and support a normal hea…

Double Dove Values Nutrition

Gail Holmes of Double Dove Ranch in Ft. Worth, Texas, desires only the best. Daughter of the late Jim Holmes, Gail is rooted in the cutting horse breeding industry. In fact, the family’s most noted sire, Dual Rey (bred by Gail’s sister Linda), is an Equi-Stat Elite $42 Million Sire. It’s safe to say Gail understands that continued commitment to quality is what makes a breeding program great. Wi…