I have a 15 year old appy gelding that could loose 200 lbs. I have a pony that wears a grazing muzzle and does great on it. He came with the muzzle and I have continued to use it. His weight is perfect!
I put my horses out at night on the grass in the summer and in to hunting season. They are in a dry lot / corral area in the day. I give them a very minimal amt. Of grain and ride for pleasure a few times a week each.
So I bought a muzzle for my Appy (Pepperoni). Of course he doesn't love it - but he does eat with it. I actually made the hole a tiny bit bigger and after I did that he tolerated the muzzle a lot better.
So my question is - has anyone had this be effective using it every other night? Also - if you started using it, how long did it take you to notice a weight loss? Just curious to success stories. With all of our awesome pasture, I hate to limit him to 4 hours. He loves going out and laying the grass etc. - so the muzzle seemed a good alternative.