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World Famous Quarter Horse Trainer Al Dunning Endorses Farnam and Farnam's PlatformT Feeding System


Farnam Companies, Inc. is excited to announce the endorsement of its Platform Feeding System by world famous quarter horse trainer Al Dunning. “Al Dunning has been a leader in the national horse industry for more than 30 years. He is a world champion rider and trainer of reining, cutting and working cow horses,” said Chris Jacobi, president of Farnam Horse Products. “Like all professional equestrians, Dunning knows the importance of a high-quality feed and nutrition plan, especially in high performance horses.”

Platform is the first and only feeding system consisting of four premium feeds, as well as complementary supplements that allow you to address your horse’s individual nutritional needs without the possible negative side effects of over-supplementation. The feeds and supplements are unique and scientifically formulated by expert equine nutritionists based on the latest, up-to-date research.

“The Platform Feeding System allows me to design a feeding program to meet the individual nutritional needs of each horse on my ranch,” says championship trainer Al Dunning. “When fed with appropriate roughage, the feeds provide a complete nutritional foundation; and for those horses who have specific conditions that require additional supplementation, the supplements are specially formulated to complement the Platform Feeds without duplicating ingredients.”

Platform Feeds are specially pelleted with natural ingredients to be highly digestible and enhance the conversion of nutrients for maximum absorption. The four feeds are designed to address each horse’s nutritional needs based on their stage of life and exercise level. They also contain more complex carbohydrates and fewer simple sugars to provide a safer, more efficient form of energy. Deriving energy from complex carbohydrates rather than simple sugars can help reduce the risk of colic, laminitis and founder.

Some supplements on the market today may contain extra vitamins and minerals that can duplicate those found in fortified feed. Platform Supplements are specially formulated to complement Platform Feeds without duplicating ingredients. They address special conditions such as joint and hoof problems. Each supplement is a special extruded pellet in a unique color to help differentiate the supplements and reduce the risk of over-supplementation.

Dunning owns and operates Almosta Ranch, a Quarter Horse training facility established in 1970 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He is the winner of multiple world championship titles, was the recipient of the Monty Roberts Equitarian Award in 2004, the Zane Schulte HCHA Trainer of the Year Award in 2003, and named the 1996 American Quarter Horse Association Professional Horseman of the Year.

“I have used Farnam products during my entire equine career, which began in 1962 when I started showing. Farnam has always been the horseman’s friend since I can remember. Platform Feed is just another step in Farnam’s history of quality horse care products. Whether you are an owner or trainer, you must provide the best care for your horse’s health and well-being. For that reason I have always chosen Farnam products to keep my horses in peak condition,” said Dunning.

Dunning joins three other world class equestrians who endorse Farnam’s Platform Feeding System. Professional Hunter/Jumper and Grand Prix rider and trainer Patty Stovel; multiple medal winner and member of the Canadian Equestrian Team since 1982 Hugh Graham; and trainers of more than 40 Championship horses at their training stable in Ocala, Fla., Charlie and Linda Dobbs, where they specialize in halter horses and Thoroughbreds.

Founded in 1946, Farnam Companies, Inc. is a privately held company and a leader in the animal health products industry. For information about Farnam Horse Products, in the U.S. call toll free at (800) 234-2269, direct at (602) 285-1660 or go to on the internet.

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