Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
We all hate what is best for us.
I have my boy running towards me when I come out with his grazing muzzle.
Yup, change the associations & turn it into a Good Thing. 8)
Depending on how unpleasant the actual experience is it doesn't always work, but is often worth a try. If they become irritated when wearing it & try to get it off can be more of an issue, but even then, if you make a point of supervising the first fair few times she wears it, distracting her from fidgetting with it, giving her Good Stuff when she's quiet with it & only removing it when she's quiet, you can often desensitise them to it effectively. Just like teaching a dog to wear a halter or harness or horse to a bit(not that everyone bothers to get animals comfortable with these things...).
Had a pony that became more than happy to come put her nose in the muzzle, apparently comfortable & desensitised to wearing it.... but no matter how long I supervised, no matter how short I was away, she learned that as soon as I was away she could get it off!
Tried a number of things, hid & spied(she seemed to know) but never was able to keep it on her or find out how she got it off!