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  • My horse has lost hair on his muzzle
  • What are the best grazing masks as the hole in bottom of mine has got bigger

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    04-17-2013, 07:50 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by shaggy    
Well I put it on him and the next day he lost it! So I guess it was to lose so now im going to have to go searching for it in the fields when the rain goes away
I've had that happen too

One of the horses flung his clear over the fence into the neighbor's hay field; we would've never found it, if I hadn't spray painted it bright orange Even then Mr. WTW was bushhogging with farm tractor and was sitting up a lot higher than I was, looking for it on the 4-wheeler

Spray paint it in some bright color, then put the face mask over top the muzzle and see if that works.

I also learned if the muzzles are not adjusted exactly correct for each horse, they don't stay on either.

I have a muzzle for each horse but I wouldn't be able to just switch muzzles between horses without making adjustments, if I wanted to use one muzzle on the other horse. <sigh> I hope that made sense
     
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    04-18-2013, 02:39 PM
  #12
Foal
A grazing muzzle will definitely help! My horse has EMS and I've been able to keep his health in check this way since I am away at school. I've been told that very rarely he is able to remove his muzzle but the only time he's lost it is because one of his buddies pulls it off for him If he starts getting sores on his face or hair starts rubbing away, put some sheep skin type material on the places where the muzzle comes in contact with his face. I have the material on his nose piece, on the side straps, and where the buckle is.
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    04-26-2013, 01:34 AM
  #13
Yearling
Well I feel horrible I couldnt find the muzzle and Blaze has founder again. I felt sometihng was off the minute we got out there but we had to go up to the main house to talk to the BO cause the farrier and Vet are coming tomorrow had to know the times. Anyways we sat up there and talked for a bit and I thought it was strange I could see every horse in the field my horses are in but Blaze. When we finally got down there. He was laying down. I should have left him alone but I made him get it up so I knew that he could cause he was sitting weird. The minute he stood up I knew it. He pushed his front feet back so all his weight was his back feet. I tired to get him up to the stalls but he could barely move. I hope he's ok until tomorrow.
     
    04-26-2013, 11:32 AM
  #14
Green Broke
Without a vet you don't know if he has foundered yet but it seems he is well on his way.
You can't not look for the muzzle because it is raining.
He needs a dry lot & restricted feeding.
     
    04-26-2013, 01:55 PM
  #15
Yearling
Just wrote everything in the other thread lol I feel horrible I think its all my fault....
     
    05-26-2013, 06:42 PM
  #16
Green Broke
I hate my grazing muzzle and I feel like I am torturing Brandon with it, but it is what it is. I actually had to make the hole on the Best Friends one a little bigger because he couldn't get anything through. :(
So far, it's day two and he's doing better.
I know it's for his own good, but he is being a huge brat about it.
     
    05-27-2013, 08:12 PM
  #17
Yearling
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Originally Posted by spookychick13    
I hate my grazing muzzle and I feel like I am torturing Brandon with it, but it is what it is. I actually had to make the hole on the Best Friends one a little bigger because he couldn't get anything through. :(
So far, it's day two and he's doing better.
I know it's for his own good, but he is being a huge brat about it.

He'l get used to it. Blaze has. :)
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    05-28-2013, 03:31 PM
  #18
Foal
I had a lameness workup on my mare during which they found she likely has either EMS or cushings disease. Until the tests are run to determine for sure, I have had to put her on a grazing muzzle and cut out her grain (which we primarily already had except the tiny bit to give her supplements. She's an easykeeper as well. I was told to act very nonchalant about it and not as if I'm being mean to the horse or they will pick up on that. She reacted for about 5 minutes, bucking and running, but after that she went back to life as normal. Took her a bit to figure out the grazing and drinking (I worked with her too) but in 2 days she was just fine. Just remind yourself you're not being mean, but caring for your horse in the best way possible. Oh--and fits very important! I bought one with a breakaway halter attached...definitely have to make sure to read up on the fit and adjust accordingly. I tried to loosen hers just one hole and she got it right off! Mine has a throat latch too which helps! :)
     
    05-28-2013, 03:35 PM
  #19
Foal
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Originally Posted by spookychick13    
I hate my grazing muzzle and I feel like I am torturing Brandon with it, but it is what it is. I actually had to make the hole on the Best Friends one a little bigger because he couldn't get anything through. :(
So far, it's day two and he's doing better.
I know it's for his own good, but he is being a huge brat about it.
My vet told me that they get quite good at getting grass through that hole, they just have to adjust! :)
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    05-30-2013, 10:47 PM
  #20
Green Broke
Ok, now his face is rubbed raw.
We have the best friends brand grazing muzzle/halter combo.
Any suggestions? :(
     

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