Equine Grazing Muzzles
A grazing muzzle may not look like they most attractive piece of your horses kit but they serve a very useful purpose - to prevent your horse or pony from over eating when turned out in the field. Controlling grass intake is important if you wish to manage your horses weight or they are prone to laminitis. A horse grazing muzzle has a number of holes through which your horse can only bite smaller areas of grass and therefore limits the amount they can eat over a period of time.
Our range includes different styles of grazing muzzles as well as headcollars designed specifically to work with a grazing muzzle. Find brands including Greenguard, Shires, Roma and more in a variety of colours and sizes from Pony to X Full. We also have deluxe padded versions for enhanced comfort.
Introducing a Grazing Muzzle
If this is your first grazing muzzle for your horse, it is best to introduce it gradually, for short periods at a time and in a rewarding way. Ensure it fits correctly and isn't pinching or too tight / loose for them. Check that your horse can drink adequately through the muzzle and that they have got the hang of grazing before leaving them for longer periods of time.
Use with Consideration
Never leave your horse wearing a grazing muzzle 24/7 - it is generally advised not to leave it on longer than 10 hours but each horse has different requirements. You will need to continually monitor your horse's condition, weight and behaviour and adjust the use of the grazing muzzle accordingly.
Although you are trying to reduce the amount of grass that your horse is consuming it is still important to make sure they still have plenty of fibre and a healthy balanced diet. If you need any further advice please contact an equine nutritionist or your vet.