I find this is a kinder treatment than just locking him up and reducing his food. The muzzle allows some grazing, so it allows a healthier digestive system ( horses are designed to be constantly eating small amounts), he still get to run around the paddock and exercise with other horses, instead of staionairy in a stable. So he fitter and happier. I now want to use this on a mare I have who has real weight problems she from the wild and her metabolsim turns every scrap of food into body fat.
Has anybody else used muzzles to succesfully manage overwieght horses?? Or used them for any other reason?