Healthy Critters Radio: The Barefoot Debate, Medicinal Mushrooms for Homeostasis, Identifying Snakes

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Join Healthy Critters Radio for discussion on the barefoot debate: to shoe or not shoe our horses; we also talk about snakes and identifying the venomous ones; in Critter Nutrition we focus on supporting homeostasis with medicinal mushrooms; and in Coffee Klatch we explore how to make feeding dogs fun for you and your dogs.


  • Round Table Discussion: The Barefoot Debate: to shoe or not to shoe our horses
  • Breed of the Show: Identifying Snakes
  • Critter Nutrition: Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Coffee Klatch: Making feeding your dogs fun

Hosted by Pati Pierucci of Pierucci Dressage and Tigger Montague of BioStar, the show features interviews with experts, breed highlights, nutritional information, and an advice segment with Hedwig, our feisty Pomeranian friend.

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Pati Pierucci of Pierucci Dressage is a horse trainer and competitor with many years experience, going back as far as 1995.  She is currently a trainer at Creek Colony and All Zenas Horses, in Texas. Pati not only is a well-known FEI dressage rider and trainer, she also is a wife with three children, with a variety of dogs including Frenchies, and has a particular affinity for Starbucks coffee. ..which may have something to do with her seemingly boundless energy and quick wit.


Tigger Montague of BioStar US is the daughter of a baker, and the granddaughter of a dairyman, and 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.


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