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post #1 of 27 Old 04-12-2013, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Grazing Muzzle?

The grass is getting green and lush again and wonder if because my horse Blaze has foundered before if i should put his grazing muzzle on him. What do you guys think?

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Yes you should if he's Ok with it. Mine are sent crazy by them and spend the whole time trying to rub them off then get sore faces so I tend to restrict grazing by stabling for part of the day/night
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Yes you should if he's Ok with it. Mine are sent crazy by them and spend the whole time trying to rub them off then get sore faces so I tend to restrict grazing by stabling for part of the day/night
Thanks for reply! I've thinking a lot lately about putting him on just so i dont have to worried since he's older. He's a pretty laid back guy so i dont think he'll flip out. I'll just put it on him before i ride my other gelding and see how he does.

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Thanks for reply! I've thinking a lot lately about putting him on just so i dont have to worried since he's older. He's a pretty laid back guy so i dont think he'll flip out. I'll just put it on him before i ride my other gelding and see how he does.
My lot don't flip put they just get frustrated because theres all that grass there that they cant force down fast enough!!!
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I'm not being a smart alec but I am being hard core when I say, I should post the video of my horse when he first foundered.

It's a good reminder of why the grazing muzzles need to on horses that have foundered in the past or are easy keepers and will probably founder at some point in the near future.

Anytime I start arguing with myself about not putting the muzzle on, I pull up the video

And then there's all the extraneous work and money that goes into rehabbing that horse from founder.

So, don't even ask By the time the OP reads this, that muzzle had better be on the horse, unless it's pouring rain and 50 degrees
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My lot don't flip put they just get frustrated because theres all that grass there that they cant force down fast enough!!!
haha i can see that "Theres all this grass and I cant eat quick enough whats going on here!" lol

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I'm not being a smart alec but I am being hard core when I say, I should post the video of my horse when he first foundered.

It's a good reminder of why the grazing muzzles need to on horses that have foundered in the past or are easy keepers and will probably founder at some point in the near future.

Anytime I start arguing with myself about not putting the muzzle on, I pull up the video

And then there's all the extraneous work and money that goes into rehabbing that horse from founder.

So, don't even ask By the time the OP reads this, that muzzle had better be on the horse, unless it's pouring rain and 50 degrees
Oddly enough it is raining lol but im going to put it on him tomorrow when I go to barn tomorrow! I definalty dont want him to have to go thur all that pain again.

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I just ordered one for Sky. He's not an easy keeper but he's been an entire year without good grass... and I don't want him to slurp it all down and get really sick.

Luckily they have dry lots where hay can be provided if needed.. but we'll see how the muzzle goes..

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Gazing Muzzle?? Is that a new make of blinkers???

I do realize the title is a typo, but I can't help but be a smart arse :)
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Well i put it on him and the next day he lost it! so i guess it was to lose so now im gonna have to go searching for it in the fields when the rain goes away

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