Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
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That's the Tough-1 Easy Breathe grazing muzzle Horselovinguy referred to.
I really REALLY second that muzzle.
The grazing hole is just a tad bigger than Weaver, Best Friends, and all the others. People have hissy fits over that, needlessly.
The way the grazing hole is shaped does allow the horse to eat hay.
I had tried a Weaver muzzle but my big-head Walking Horse could not breathe in it. He never had problems breathing thru the Tough-1.
The horse may develop sores from the basket (which happens with any brand of muzzle). You can buy felt pieces to wrap around the areas, or by Dr. Scholl's mole skins and cut to fit. I would take the mole skins off every day and put new ones on.
^^^That segways into, you need to keep the inside of the muzzle clean. Snot and dirt gather on the material and pretty soon you have a sour/moldy smell:)
I used Dawn dish soap, hot tap water,many a stiff bristled kitchen brush.
It's a lot of work but it will be a lot more work and expense if your horse founders:)
dont leave the horse alone the first few times it is muzzled. You want to make sure the horse will drink water .
It is best for the horse to take the muzzle off at night and give the horse a break. If the horse is out 24/7, evening/night/early morning grazing should be safe without a muzzle:)
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.
Last edited by walkinthewalk; 05-23-2017 at 01:35 PM.