Best Friend Deluxe Grazing Muzzle with Halter
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Best Friend are recommended by equine health professionals to prevent, as well as treat, laminitis, founder, obesity, colic and other diet-related diseases. The small opening in the bottom allows horses a limited amount of grass, yet unlimited water. Rather than being restricted to a non-grass environment to control intake, horses are free to exercise and socialize as part of the herd. A combination grazing muzzle and breakaway halter all in one, the design utilizes a plastic side-release buckles as it's breakaway feature. Each Deluxe muzzle comes with a spare buckle that can be easily attached in the field. ® Deluxe Grazing Muzzles
To use, adjust The Best Friend® Deluxe Grazing Muzzle to the horse using the same principles as the fit of a comfortable halter. Leave approximately one inch between the horse's mouth and the inside of the muzzle. The Deluxe muzzle has a roomy fit to allow for chewing. You should be able to fit two to three fingers sideways between your horse's face and the muzzle. This is our most popular design because it is so easy to use and costs less than purchasing a separate breakaway halter.
The rubber bottom in the grazing muzzle is approx. 1/4" thick.
Large ponies or small horses, such as Morgans or Arabians, 500-800 lbs, 13-14 hands
24" circumference x 7" depth
Average Size horses, such as Quarter Horses, 800-1100 lbs, 15-16 hands
26" circumference x 7 1/2" depth
Warmbloods and large-faced horses, 1100-1600 lbs, 17 hands and over
28" circumference x 8" depth
Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 12
Rated by 4 out of 5 gamingirl44 It Works Better Than I Thought!
My vet recommended the Best Friend Deluxe Grazing Muzzle because it was the best one on the market. We had to widen the hole more because my miniature wasn't getting any grass at all, but now she is getting some but not near as much as she would without the muzzle on. Some people say that the muzzle rubs the hair off on their horses, but our muzzle fits my miniature perfectly. She only wears it for about 4 hours in the morning every day and she never had any problems with it. She drinks out of it just fine, and it's a really great product. I just wish it was a little cheaper...
July 9, 2012
Rated by 4 out of 5 rowdygirl Best I've found
This muzzle is the best I have found to prevent overgrazing/founder during prime grass season. My horses have enlarged the hole at the bottom by season's end, however and I would like to find a way to pad the chin area to prevent abrasions. Small complaints compared to saving my horse and burro from founder.
January 13, 2011
Rated by 4 out of 5 Michele great product
Have used this product for about three years on my mare. Have had to buy a new one every year because they wear out and the hole gets bigger. She adjusted to it with no problems. It really serves the purpose! She can be outside and graze, but not overeat!
August 17, 2010
Rated by 3 out of 5 Doug Jimerson O.K., but could be better
Bought two of these last spring and they worked o.k. and one horse has actually lost about 100 pounds. But, the product itself could be made better. The plastic fittings have broken on my first set. Also, it would be nice if they came in colors other than black. When they get rubbed off the horse, which has happened with mine a lot, it's very difficult to find them again in a large pasture with tall grass. Overall, it's a necessary product for me and works, but could be improved in a number of ways. It also leaves black marks on the muzzles of both horses. So, right now, it's a necessary evil I'll have to pay for until a better grazing muzzle becomes available.
August 3, 2010
Rated by 4 out of 5 melanie brooks rubbing
love the muzzle and it is working great but I've noticed it is rubbing the hair off my horse's nose and under his jaws. Any ideas on how to stop this
May 24, 2010
Rated by 5 out of 5 Rose Ann Sabaka Pretty neat!
I'm not sure how he gets any grass but he's had it on over a week when he goes out at night and it's still in one piece. My gelding has Cushing disease and if this keeps him from foundering...GREAT!
June 8, 2009
Rated by 3 out of 5 Liv Just OK - nothing more
My horse definately doesen´t like it - but that was also kind of the general idea.. It restricts his grazing, but I think the product could have been made better. It works, but It´s a compromise..
May 19, 2009
Rated by 5 out of 5 Kristina Great!
My mare developed a bad wood chewing habit and everything I tried wouldnt get her to stop. I decided to try the grazing muzzle and now she cannot chew the wood anymore. She has not been able to shake it off and the muzzle is still in tact. I would definitely recommend anyone who has wood chewers to try it. I am very pleased with the product. It was very well made as well.
April 27, 2009
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Why did you choose this?
How far from the horse 's nose do you place the muzzle?
Best Answer: It fits my Haflinger gelding with about an inch between his nose and the grazing muzzle. He is a much happier guy, as now he can go out with the other horses. I do weave a small braid behind his poll and attach it to the top of the halter with string to prevent him from rubbing it off over his ears. So far it has stayed on. I do notice the hole at the bottom of the muzzle is getting a bit larger (lol).
Does this allow a good intake of air?
Best Answer: I have used this exact muzzle for my gelding in the summertime in Texas and he seemed to do fine and is also able to get water through it. We do not leave it on 24/7 though as it does rub hair off after a while. They work for limiting grass intake and in my opinion in the case of laminitis can be lifesavers!! Also have two similar ones in miniature horse size tgayvdo just fine on my fat little ones!
I was just recommended a muzzle for a mammoth donkey who is a big guy at 14 1/2 hands. We have too much grass in our pasture and locking him up for the entire season (due to his somewhat chronic tendency for laminitis) is difficult. Especially because our Jennae, is a regular sized donkey who has never had problems. Any ideas on what size muzzle I should get for him? Thank you
Best Answer: Here is the sizing information:
Cob: Large ponies or small horses, such as Morgans or Arabians, 500-800 lbs, 13-14 hands 24" circumference x 7" depth Horse: Average Size horses, such as Quarter Horses, 800-1100 lbs, 15-16 hands 26" circumference x 7 1/2" depth Large Horse: Warmbloods and large-faced horses, 1100-1600 lbs, 17 hands and over 28" circumference x 8" depth The muzzle should be adjusted so you can fit a finger on each side, and the bottom should be about one inch from the lips. Please keep an eye on him when first worn, as many animals will either not drink or take a long time to figure out how to drink while wearing this muzzle.
I need a muzzle for a mini horse. Would the deluxe sheep one work? He likes to bite me when I pony him.
Best Answer: Best Friends make a stall muzzle, that is designed for what you want to do. "Best Friend Soft Stall Muzzle" costs about 16.00. I see that
horse.com doesn't carry it. So you will might have to find a different location that does. Just Google "Best Friend Soft Stall Muzzle" or call horse.com to see if they can get it for you. This one comes in different sizes, and designed to keep horses from biting you and stallions in breeding to keep them from biting the mares.
If the size is too big, would I be able to make it smaller by punching some holes on the halter pieces?
Best Answer: We have a large Welsh pony and last year we borrowed a horse size muzzle from a friend. We were abl to make it fit him by sjortening the crown and cheek pieces. They do not have holes - just a buckle that the strap slides through (on the crown as well as the sides). The basket over his nose on the horse size ws a bit big butit stil did the job. This year we bought him the muzzle in the cob size and it fits perectly. Bottom line: the muzzle has a lot of room for adjustment, and even our larg pony could wear the horse size, though the cob fits him better.
Hope that helps!
How to keep this muzzle on a Houdini horse? He's an Appaloosa, so can't attach to his mane. Thanks for any ideas!
Best Answer: You may want to try a tougher more heavy-duty type.
I hope this helps!
What do I measure to determine the size of a grazing muzzle?
Best Answer: Mini
Larger miniatures, Shetlands and weanlings. 200-300 lbs. 20" circumference x 5 1/2" depth Pony Most average size ponies and yearlings, very small faced horses. 300-500 lbs, 12 hands and under 22" circumference x 5 3/4" depth Cob Large ponies or small horses, such as Morgans or Arabians, 500-800 lbs, 13-14 hands 24" circumference x 7" depth Horse Average Size horses, such as Quarter Horses, 800-1100 lbs, 15-16 hands 26" circumference x 7 1/2" depth Large Horse Warmbloods and large-faced horses, 1100-1600 lbs, 17 hands and over 28" circumference x 8" depth Draft Very large breeds such a Percherons, Belgians, etc. 30" circumference x 8" depth