I apologize if this is posted on the wrong thread. I have some questions (most are short to answer), and to make it as easy as possible I'm going to make the questions as to-the-point as I can.
1) How does this grazing muzzle look? Economy Grazing Muzzle with Halter - Horse.com
(reviews are kind of mixed in opinion of it) If I get this do I just leave it on 24/7, 365 days a year? I know this is personal preference, but I'm wondering if this is okay for overweight horses, (and they are in the pasture)
2) One of my horse has red on the inner corner of his eye. There's not much discharge, just the normal amount of eye boogies. Should I be very concerned?
3) One of our horses is obese, and I'd like to start lunging her (she is never worked) to help with the weight. She starts huffing, puffing, and snorting when lunged, and she looks really angry... Do I just keep her going?
-- My horse started bucking when asked to canter recently. (I haven't ridden much this summer, so it's my fault). I've read the answer to this is lunging first and when riding just ride it out and keep working him. Sound good?
-- One of our horses is SUPER hard to catch. We haven't been able to succeed at all in catching her lately. We've tried running her, and she still won't let us near. Any suggestions or should we just keep running her til she stops? (I know once we catch her to make her time enjoyable and to bond, but I'm just wondering /how/ to catch her)
-- Who do you recommend to see training methods of? I know there's a lot of not so great trainers with DVDs and such, so which is best, especially for joining up?
-- One more question: What is your feeding/working schedule with your horse? (Like, how much do you feed of what and how long do you work every day/week) and how often do you practice for events (I do barrel racing) and how often is just pleasure?
Sorry these are all together and newbie questions, and sorry if the answer to some is on a different thread or anything, I tried looking for some of the questions but didn't find anything. Thanks so much for the help! :)