Meet the Ambassadors
Even before they were
ADM Alliance Nutrition Equine Ambassadors, these top horsemen and women
were already using FORAGE FIRST programs. Now, they act as knowledgeable
spokespersons in the field on the nutritional effects of
stabilized rice bran, GROSTRONG® Minerals for Horses, and the FORAGE FIRST
Click here for Ambassador's Event Calendar
Why is FORAGE FIRST
important for Horses?
From a scientific standpoint, horses are classified as
non-ruminant herbivores, with digestive tracts designed to best
utilize good-quality forages. Forage, a horse's natural feed,
should be chosen to meet as much of a horse's protein, energy, and
fiber needs as possible. ADM Alliance Nutrition's unique Forage
First approach is specifically designed to make it easy to get
your horse feeding priorities in the right order.
When you begin feeding a Forage First
program, you have the reassurance that numerous top performers and
competitors think like you do! These professionals share the
success they're having with the program because they gain a
competitive edge and are eager to see other horse owners enjoy the
The Forage First feeding program can work for you, too. With this
program, horses can be healthier and perform at their best when
fed less grain than they would receive from traditional high-grain
rations. You'll love the difference and so will your horses. For
more information on a Forage First program for your horses, call
our toll-free Equine HELPLINE at 1-800-680-8254 or e-mail us at
Rick Lamb - The Horse Show with Rick Lamb
Horse Show with Rick Lamb, which was launched in 1997 as a weekly
syndicated radio program, immediately found an enthusiastic
audience, and as a result was joined two years later by The Horse
Show Minute, a daily radio feature.
By 2003, having racked up six industry awards, Rick
moved toward making personal appearances at equine events, quickly
becoming a much sought after emcee. It was also at this time that he
landed a contract for his first book, a joint effort with Dr. Robert
M. Miller, renowned veterinarian, entitled,
The Revolution in Horsemanship.
brought three more industry awards, and a second book, Horse
Smarts for the Busy Rider, with a television contract the
following year that launched his career as the host of, The Horse
Show with Rick Lamb on RFD-TV. A third book, Human to Horseman: a
Journey of discovery, Growth, and Celebrations, released in
2008, is yet another testimony to Rick's ability to successfully
engage in multiple creative projects.
Joining the ADM Alliance Nutrition, GLO for Life family of premium
blended, fat and digestible fiber based feeds, Rick is an ardent
supporter of the belief that good nutrition is the foundation for
and wife Diana, actress and collaborator from the beginning, their
two horses, Candy and Fidla, and their black cat, Angus, live in
Phoenix, AZ. They have three grown children, sons Ryan and Todd, and
Clinton Anderson "Downunder
In April 2001,
Clinton became the first clinician to launch a "made-for-TV" weekly
training program broadcast via satellite to millions of homes across
the nation on RFD-TV. "Down Under Horsemanship" quickly became the
network's number one equine program.
In 2003 and again
in 2005, Clinton faced the country's best horse trainers and
clinicians in the prestigious "Road To The Horse Competition,"
becoming the first person to win the event twice.
continues to inspire, instruct and innovate as he works to help
horse owners of all levels and disciplines learn to stay safe and
effective while enjoying their horses and achieving their
horsemanship goals. Clinton Anderson has made an unforgettable mark
on horsemanship and in just over ten years has established a legacy
of making horse owners' dreams come true.
Nationally Recognized Wildlife Behaviorist
Mark Peterson & His Famous Horse, Dusty
ADM Alliance Nutrition - Equine is
pleased to announce that it has agreed to be the primary sponsor of
noted wildlife behaviorist, Mark Peterson and his horse Dusty. Mark
has spent more than 20 years tracking and studying wildlife in the
wilderness of North America. He has led and guided expeditions of
film crews, and wildlife researchers into remote areas on horseback
for study and filming. A highly motivated and gentle trainer, Mark
also teaches clinics in horsemanship. He has a unique understanding
of animal behaviors, coupled with a comprehensive understanding of
animal body language, giving him insight to create a kind of
language that has transformed even high spirited horses into calmer,
the help of his horse, Dusty, Mark's "Breaking the Language
Barrier" clinic employs ground breaking techniques that create a
desire in the horse to truly listen for its next verbal cue, keeping
the horse more in tune with the rider. This ground-breaking
communication tool helps to develop a special bond between horse and
rider. A bond stronger than anything imagined before.
program also includes "The Complete Trail Riding Clinic".
To see the results of Mark's amazing new training concept, watch the
"The Forage First program is a natural way of feeding horses. I
feed good-quality hay and supplement with HEALTHY GLO and
GROSTRONG QuadBLOCK Minerals. In two weeks, my horses are calmer
to ride, and their tendency to overheat is greatly reduced. Since
I started feeding this program, I have had virtually no colics."
here to read, "Feeding to Win with Less Grain")
Mike Flarida is a top ten NRHA leading money earner and two-time NRHA
futurity winner. Mike won the first gold medal in reining
competition at the 1999 USET Festival of Champions in Gladstone,
New Jersey. Mike trained Wizard Jac, the 1996-2000 leading NRHA
money-earning horse. He has achieved NRHA earnings of nearly
after starting our horses on the FORAGE FIRST program, we noticed
a dramatic increase in energy, stamina and body mass, not to
mention the shine it puts on their coats! Using FORAGE FIRST has
made our feeding program nutritionally complete, and we are
extremely pleased with the results."
Josh Minshull, Express Clydesdales
Express Ranches houses some of the world's most beautiful rare
black and white Clydesdale horses in North America. The Express
Clydesdales, owned by Express Ranches in Yukon, Oklahoma, have
awed and astounded millions of people across the United States and
Canada since they were launched as a promotional attraction in
early 1999. Since then, they have been competing nationally and in
Canada bringing home world-class awards and international
They have been named the 2000 National Eight-Horse Hitch Champion,
Reserve World Six-Horse Hitch Champion, the North American
All-Star Invitational Six-Horse Hitch Champion, and the 2001
National Clydesdale Six- and Eight-Horse Hitch World Champions.
The teams also help promote a number of events with Express
Personnel Services and Children's Miracle Network.
and Mary Ann Rapp
"Since beginning this feeding program in 1994, our horses have won
over nine million dollars."
Phil is a member of the NCHA Riders
Hall of Fame and the NCHA Non-Professional Riders Hall of Fame.
With many championships to his credit, he has
accomplished lifetime NCHA earnings of more than $6 million.
Mary Ann is also a member of the NCHA Riders Hall of Fame and the NCHA
Non-Professional Riders Hall of Fame with lifetime earnings of more than
The Smith Brothers from
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
The Youngest FORAGE FIRST Ambassadors -
they want to do is rope,' says Tammy Smith of her three roping
sensation sons - Clay (14), Jake (12), and Britt (3), all of whom
were named after famous ropers. Their desire and dedication is
paying off. Clay, Jake and Britt have won 80+ trophy belt buckles,
more than two dozen saddles, and over $100,000 in cash and prizes.
Not to mention two trucks, which none of the boys can legally
drive to nearby Broken Bow, Oklahoma.
young ropers ride stunning black and white Paint Horses. Clay and
Jake rope from Risque Zipper, a 1998 black tovero stallion, and
Creed Too, a 1995 black overo stallion, whom Jake affectionately
calls 'Fat Boy.; FORAGE FIRST programs play a vital role in
keeping the horses fit and healthy.
The Smiths are frequently on
the road and FORAGE FIRST offers products tailored to the specific
needs of horses hauled to many events.
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are the heart of the Smith family ranch. The Smiths do almost
everything from horseback. Mark Smith, the boys" father, has been
breaking and training horses since high school, when he also got
his first infectious taste of roping, even winning several
saddles of his own. It would only be natural that his sons would
take to roping. According to Clay, 'Roping has taught us to be
responsible, to take care of the horses and keep them looking
The boys started roping at two years of age and rope dummies of
all sizes and types around their ranch. They have been roping from
horses since age four. For practice, the boys often rope goats.
Aside from devoting lots of time to practice, part of the boys'
success at roping is attributed to their exceptional riding skills
developed at an early age.
Most of the Smith Brothers' fame has come from Dummy Roping
Championships at all levels, the most prestigious being the World
Championships at the National Finals Rodeo. In 1998, after Clay
won the World Championship Dummy Roping and Jake placed at the
National Finals Rodeo, they were invited to appear on The Tonight
Show with host Jay Leno. Their appearance with Jay Leno did a lot
to promote the sport of roping. The oldest boys also compete in
heading and heeling. It's not uncommon for considerably older
ropers to ask the Smiths to partner up with them.
only do you need to sling a lariat with speed and accuracy, you
need a well-trained, reliable, and healthy horse to make it to the
roping finals. FORAGE FIRST gives their horses the nutrients
needed to perform at their best; the Smiths do the rest. www.jakeclaybritt.com
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Two-Time WPRA World Champion
The name 'Lynn McKenzie; has been prominent in barrel racing since
September of 1977 when she and her great horse Magnolia Missile
swept the Texas Barrel Racing Association Futurity, winning every
In 1978, in her rookie season in the WPRA, she won the title of
World Champion Barrel Racer. In 1979 and 1980, she was the Reserve
World Champion Barrel Racer, winning the average at the National
Finals Rodeo (NFR) both years. Winning the 1979 NFR, she placed in
EVERY go round, WINNING an unprecedented 6 of 10 rounds. She again
won the World Champion title in 1981.
In 1983 Lynn quit competing in order to be home with her two
daughters. She was able to maintain contact with barrel racing by
training horses and by doing clinics. Both of her daughters grew
up barrel racing and both won the AQHA World Championship in
Senior Barrels.; Ironically both of them won it at the age of 13.
She currently conducts state of the art barrel racing clinics
using a unique timing system that breaks down the patterns into
Lynn and Murray were quick to see the advantages of FORAGE FIRST
for the sport of barrel racing. They started feeding the program
in 2004 and have recommended it ever since. They attended the
Equine Nutrition in the 21st Century Seminar for veterinarians at
Texas A&M University in January, 2006 in order to be better
spokespersons for the concept.
Lynn has written articles that have appeared in nearly every horse
publication that appeals to Barrel Racing including Barrel Racer
News, Barrel Horse News, Turn Magazine, Horse & Rider, Horse
Illustrated, and Quarter Horse News. She and Murray also publish a
bi-monthly DVD Magazine called The Practice Pen. Owning their own
video production company gives the McKenzies a heads up advantage
and allows them to provide invaluable information to their
subscribers at a very affordable cost. All those years of filming
barrel races and clinics has given Murray the equipment and
technical ability to undertake and produce this project. Combined
with Lynn's unsurpassed ability to develop, design, and teach
barrel racing techniques and products makes this project sure to
be a success. Information about FORAGE FIRST feeding programs will
now be added to the training and equipment information already
offered on The Practice Pen.
Ray Hunt, Legendary Horseman
In remembrance of Ray Hunt, long-time
Forage First Ambassador.
"I work to get the horse mentally right so it can be physically
right. As for conditioning, the horse has to be right inside and
out. For these reasons, I swear by HEALTHY GLO and GROSTRONG
Ray Hunt was a world-renowned clinician and author who taught a philosophy of
natural horsemanship that applied to all riding disciplines. For
over 30 years, Ray conducted educational clinics throughout
the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. He started more
than 10,000 colts to begin relationships with their riders.
Undoubtedly, Ray Hunt was a master horseman.
remembrance of Bill Freeman, long-time Forage First Ambassador.
"People know that I like a horse to move strong, with purpose and
authority. This program gives my horses that strength, but at the
same time they are focused, not silly or fresh."
Bill Freeman of Rosston, Texas, was the NCHA Futurity leading all-time money earner and an NCHA Hall of
Fame member. He was a world-class cutting horse trainer, and had
won the NCHA Futurity three times. Bill achieved lifetime
earnings of more than $4 million.