Originally Posted by manca
My pony can't eat with it at all! So he is without on a field, where it's almost no grass and I put it on when I take them out to graze on a real grass :P
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He would if you let him go long enough
I have two insulin resistant horses. The 12 yr old refused to eat thru the muzzle for three solid weeks
. I was not going to let him win because he had sub-clinical laminitis in four hooves and his insulin level was 115; 50 is acceptable.
I had to bring him in every day around 1:00 PM to feed him hay and let him eat salt. He generally stayed in a few hours, then it was back out again until supper time, when he came in for the night.
It was tough love at it's "finest".
I switched from the Weaver muzzles that TSC sells to the Tough-1 Easy Breath. The grazing holes are bigger, so they're not for every "fatty" out there.
I bought them because the breathing holes are big. The horse in question has big head and would struggle to breath in the Weaver's; he would run to the corner of his stall when he saw the muzzle coming at him.
He willingly puts his head in the Easy Breathe muzzle. Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Tough-1 Easy Breathe Grazing Muzzle
Living where I live, my two IR horses where muzzles for daytime turnout about 9 months out of the year - I hate that for them but I don't have a choice if I want them to stay healthy and alive. They come in at night.