Thunderbrook Feeds - your thoughts & experiences please

Pippin and Poppy

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OM...

I've been feeding tb for many years, in the past had several conversations with the Dr, who was always helpful. I am not a scientist and rely on others, always wanting to do the best for my ponies. Issues like this totally rock confidence in a product. Such a shame as my Appaloosa mare and the 4 ponies all love tb feeds and all look very well.

It does put into perspective the reply I had to my query :

Hi
I have 2 yearling Connemara fillies coming over from Ireland this weekend was wondering what you would suggest I supplement our 'crispy rough grass' with. They will have access to native hedgerow and nettles/thistles. I have bought your base mix, healthy herbal muesli and meadow nuts and have some of last year's meadow hay. Do you think that is enough to supplement their diet and could you suggest amounts to feed. They were born April last year and are expected to reach 14.2.
I've been using your feeds for years now and am very happy with them.
Many thanks,


The unhelpful reply was :

Hi,

What you have should be plenty for them, save your pennies :)

Best Regards

Eddie


Now 4 years old, they do look well, but I am searching this forum for another way to feed them......
 

PurBee

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Its common for only 1 question to receive a reply, no matter how many questions you ask - specifically in emails to feed companies! I have a folder full of such replies.
God, its arduous dealing with them.

Now i take it slow - ask 1 question at a time and bug the hell outta them 😜 You’d‘ve thought admin work required reading comprehension skills…
once upon a time it did..
 
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In the absence of any official confirmation that Eddie still works for the company / or has been fired, I called them, I asked initially for a member of staff I have previously dealt with and was told she (Elisha) no longer works for the company. In passing asked if Eddie was still their and was told he was. So he hasn’t been fired as Facebook posts suggest or employees of this company are unaware
 

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In the absence of any official confirmation that Eddie still works for the company / or has been fired, I called them, I asked initially for a member of staff I have previously dealt with and was told she (Elisha) no longer works for the company. In passing asked if Eddie was still their and was told he was. So he hasn’t been fired as Facebook posts suggest or employees of this company are unaware
They clearly still think their customers are idiots.
 

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This was my reply to the thread:

1) why is the original post from 2020 and only now coming to light?
2) why would they be advertising on a Philippine website when they usually advertise via equine specialists
3) I met Eddie a couple of years back and I believe he has some mental health issues that are compounded by him being very badly bullied at school, he stood up in a conference to demand something be done about me being bullied on social media and was so passionate about it he was in tears.
I’m not defending anything, it just seems very weird from top to bottom


I tried to be careful in my wording as I don't want to appear as if I'm defending him as its completely unacceptable behaviour, I'm just very confused by it all to be honest.

Don't feed TB nor have I ever worked for them, Don't rate the products personally so nothing for me to gain by defending a person or company
 

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This was my reply to the thread:

1) why is the original post from 2020 and only now coming to light?
2) why would they be advertising on a Philippine website when they usually advertise via equine specialists
3) I met Eddie a couple of years back and I believe he has some mental health issues that are compounded by him being very badly bullied at school, he stood up in a conference to demand something be done about me being bullied on social media and was so passionate about it he was in tears.
I’m not defending anything, it just seems very weird from top to bottom


I tried to be careful in my wording as I don't want to appear as if I'm defending him as its completely unacceptable behaviour, I'm just very confused by it all to be honest.

Don't feed TB nor have I ever worked for them, Don't rate the products personally so nothing for me to gain by defending a person or company
i will hazard a guess that
1). Somebody who’s not a fan has stumbled upon the post (perhaps searching his name).
2). It’s probably easier for a sexual predator to get what he wants from
a Philippine website than a UK one. People in countries with little wealth are more likely to be taken in by it and do what he wants in order to gain a future.
3). I’m certain he does have mental health issues, just from what I’ve read. He seems a very angry man. Given that he’s so anti bullying it does seem odd that he speaks to people the way it’s been reported by many.
 

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1) why is the original post from 2020 and only now coming to light?
2) why would they be advertising on a Philippine website when they usually advertise via equine specialists
1. I think the post from 2020 came to light as a result of this thread being resurrected on here! As I understand it a H&H forum user put 'Thunderbrook complaint' into the Facebook search bar after reading this thread and the first thing that popped was the complaint from the Philippines.

2. We don't know that Thunderbrook were genuinely advertising on the Philippine website. Given the screenshots it is quite possible that recruiting for Thunderbrook was used as a cover for more dubious purposes.
 

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This was my reply to the thread:

1) why is the original post from 2020 and only now coming to light?
2) why would they be advertising on a Philippine website when they usually advertise via equine specialists
3) I met Eddie a couple of years back and I believe he has some mental health issues that are compounded by him being very badly bullied at school, he stood up in a conference to demand something be done about me being bullied on social media and was so passionate about it he was in tears.
I’m not defending anything, it just seems very weird from top to bottom


I tried to be careful in my wording as I don't want to appear as if I'm defending him as its completely unacceptable behaviour, I'm just very confused by it all to be honest.

Don't feed TB nor have I ever worked for them, Don't rate the products personally so nothing for me to gain by defending a person or company
2 If the intention might be not to advertise a real job but to target women in a place he felt it might be ignored and not come under UK law. The same reason that people travel to certain countries where it is easier to procure underage girls and engage in activities that would be illegal here. Had he done the same on a UK jobsite there would have been more likely repercussions.

3 there are a lot of people who are damaged by their background but are dangerous or predators, It might help you understand how someone became who they are today but doesn't excuse their actions.

The only defence I can think of is that his account was hacked and used by someone else. However if that was the case, I would expect some sort of public statement to that effect.
 

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Again, not defending it, just very weird how passionate he was in an anti bullying speech and then behaving like this
Not weird at all, how many murderers befriend their victims families? How many men who head up anti this or that organisations are then found to be the very thing they are supposedly against? Is typical controlling or sociopathic behaviour 🤷‍♀️
 

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Not weird at all, how many murderers befriend their victims families? How many men who head up anti this or that organisations are then found to be the very thing they are supposedly against? Is typical controlling or sociopathic behaviour 🤷‍♀️
Religious groups or cults are a prime example of that. How many members of the catholic church have been guilty of abuse. Then there’s the nut jobs who spout the bible or the Quran but then do absolutely evil things.
 
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This was my reply to the thread:

1) why is the original post from 2020 and only now coming to light?
2) why would they be advertising on a Philippine website when they usually advertise via equine specialists
3) I met Eddie a couple of years back and I believe he has some mental health issues that are compounded by him being very badly bullied at school, he stood up in a conference to demand something be done about me being bullied on social media and was so passionate about it he was in tears.
I’m not defending anything, it just seems very weird from top to bottom


I tried to be careful in my wording as I don't want to appear as if I'm defending him as its completely unacceptable behaviour, I'm just very confused by it all to be honest.

Don't feed TB nor have I ever worked for them, Don't rate the products personally so nothing for me to gain by defending a person or company
In response you your third question, from my understanding reading on here Eddie will quite happily bully people, but when they stand up to him he will claim he’s being bullied in return (he may genuinely believe he’s being bullied just because people do not agree with him), this is why so many groups will not mention the thunderbrook name, he threatens legal action a the slightest negative comment

If you’ve read this whole thread you’ll also see many ‘new posters’ appear and accuse people of bullying for not agreeing how wonderful Thunderbrook feeds are, but they’ve vanished since this information came to light

If you have time to read the whole thread you’ll also read many many personal accounts of people who have been subjected to abuse by him, most of which where made before this information ever made it to Facebook
 
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This is really disturbing. I've liked the look of Thunderbrooks but when I asked for a delivery quote years back it was more than the feed so I declined. Eddie's manner on fb also put me off once I knew my local supplier stocked their feeds.
I've always stuck with Progressive Earth as it works wonders for my mare.

My new loan horse is on Thunderbrooks Healthy Chaff so I'll be speaking to her owner to see if I can switch her.
 
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This is really disturbing. I've liked the look of Thunderbrooks but when I asked for a delivery quote years back it was more than the feed so I declined. Eddie's manner on fb also put me off once I knew my local supplier stocked their feeds.
I've always stuck with Progressive Earth as it works wonders for my mare.

My new loan horse is on Thunderbrooks Healthy Chaff so I'll be speaking to her owner to see if I can switch her.
Did her owner agree, a lot of the TB users are very loyal to the brand and people behind them?
 

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Me , it’s nothing to do with a cult it’s simple their grass cube is what my horses like best they have a better texture for how we use them .
 

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Well, due to this thread I've changed to Agrobs (I hadn't been feeding TB for some time before but pony is notoriously fussy where medication & supplements are involved).

Thanks to the suggestions for Agrobs from various user's we've had empty breakfast & dinner bowls every day and he's finally on the right dose of things 🎉👍
 

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I needed some muesli at the weekend, and mindful of this thread I asked if they had the Agrobs version, as I'd been told they didn't stock Agrobs. They did, so I've swapped at least that part of my feed. I told them they may not find they are selling as much TB as they usually do :p
 

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I see evidence this employee has been charged with anything , I just people on internet excepting others to boycott a company based on some stuff on Facebook .
I don’t know what true or not true .
 
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