Meet Our Founder

Scott Cieslar - Horse NutritionistScott Cieslar has 20+ years experience as a professional nutritionist, receiving an MSc in physiology and nutrition from the University of Guelph. He started working on a PhD, but put his degree on hold to run Mad Barn.

Scott has nutrition down to a science, but he’s not just book smart; he’s got horse sense too.

Scott grew up surrounded by horses at the “B” tracks of Ontario. He has dedicated his life to better understanding the nutritional requirements of horses and helping horse owners put the latest research into practice.

I did not start out with the intent to sell equine nutrition products, instead formulated the mineral and vitamin premix because I wanted the best nutrition for my own horses.

It wasn’t that there was a shortage of options in the market place, but it seemed that the well formulated products were prohibitively expensive or used ingredients I did not want to feed.

The myriad of supplements on the market are often formulated to target an ailment and therefore would have very high levels of a few nutrients and be completely devoid of others, which simply creates imbalances in the diet and leads to other issues.

The solution, formulate my own completely balanced mineral and vitamin premix. Seeing the improvement in condition and performance of the horses in my care, naturally, people asked what I was feeding. They started purchasing my formula and from there a business was born.

Scott Cieslar

Why Mad Barn Exists

Mad Barn Horse Nutrition ProductsOn the exterior, we may look like a lot of other supplement companies, but let us assure you, we are not.

Our primary purpose is not to convince you to buy products, it’s to advance the practice of equine nutrition by:

  1. Funding research to better understand how nutrition impacts the health of your horse.
  2. Developing technology and feeding solutions to make it easier to feed your horse what he or she needs.
  3. Providing education and support to horse owners and the broader equine community.

Nutrition is the cornerstone to equine health, well-being and optimal performance. Our nutritionists are always available to answer your questions or help you formulate a balanced feeding program for free.

We fund all of our activities through product sales. So if you feed your horse Mad Barn, thank you for helping us achieve our mission.