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Hello Folks, Uncle Jimmy here. To begin with, I would like to welcome you all to my brand spankin’ new website. I hope you all like it as much as we do here at Uncle Jimmy’s. Now, the very same people who created this site said that I had to write a few things about Uncle Jimmy’s and so forth. Not being a writer and all, I thought a professional should do that. However, after thinking about all the great people that I have met throughout the years with Uncle Jimmy’s, I just figured I’d write something to my old friends out there and hopefully a few new friends as well. If you’d like to email me with criticism, feel free to do so. I’m sure it can’t hurt any worse than coming off a horse at 35 MPH.
A lot has happened over the years since I started Uncle Jimmy’s. For those who just tuned in, I’ll give you a quick rundown on how it all came about. In 2005 I bought a boredom buster for one of my horses who refused to look at it so; I gave it to my other horse to try. Unfortunately she took one bite and popped it in half. I was concerned that she was going to choke on it but thank God she didn’t. This got my mind to working on making a product that would be healthy, tasty yet durable enough to withstand a horse gnawing on it for more than a minute. So the first original product that came out of my idea was the Uncle Jimmy’s Hangin’ Ball. I know I know, there’s a lot of people out there laughing at the name and there are people that ordered the product by name with tongue in cheek. However, Uncle Jimmy’s is now known for its “Funny Names, Serious Products.”
So let’s be serious for a minute. When I decided to take on this adventure, I had several goals in mind. First and foremost was to make the healthiest and most reasonably priced product on the market. To do this, I wanted to make something more than a sugar cube which was already on the market. So, I decided to use the same grain, including the vitamins and minerals, that I give my own horses. Now for the icing on the cake, I used an all-natural flavoring. But I didn’t stop there. At the repeated requests of a couple of veterinarian friends of mine, I made a “no sugar added” ball product for that special needs horse. When I showed them the ingredient list that I was going to use to make this product, I received two thumbs up.
My latest product is the Uncle Jimmy’s Grand Mash. According to the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners), many veterinarians recommend providing horses with a brand mash once a week during cold winter months when the horses may not be drinking enough water, following stressful work, during long trailer transport across the country or following foaling. As a Cowboy Mounted Shooter, I give my horse a full bag of Uncle Jimmy’s Grand Mash every morning prior to competing on him that day. I feel comfortable that the mash has given him an increase in water intake; it will stimulate the intestinal tract not to mention the Omega -3 advantages of the Chia and Flax Seeds.