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Our slow feed grazing horse muzzle that is unlike the typical heavy, hard, and “cage-like” apparatus. We have rethought the design to be softer, lighter and less confining. Constructed of a pliable material that reduces the chances of the muzzle getting snagged, it is also soft on equine teeth and lips. The Flexible Filly Slow Feed Grazing Muzzle is well-ventilated and safe, rated to break just before your leather turnout halter.
The good news is that the Flexible Filly grazing muzzle’s limited hole size can be easily altered by horse owners for the perfect grazing opening. ThinLine now offers muzzles with a 2+ cm hole . To create a larger hole simply mark your muzzle with a pen and use a pair of scissors to cut the size you need.
Because every horses’ needs are different we offer you a fully customizable grazing hole for your equine muzzle. It is easy to have extraordinary comfort for your horse and the perfect grazing hole size for all metabolic and environmental issues.
Veterinary Recommendations for grazing muzzle hole sizes are as follows:
24/7 Full-time grazing in a muzzle; 3.5 to 4 cm.
Restricted grazing; for horses who require substantially less sugar intake; 2 to 2.5 cm.
Available in Small, Medium, or Large
SMALL - Mini/Pony: Larger Miniature horses and up to large pony.
MEDIUM - Cob/Horse: Cob, Arabian, Quarter Horse, or Horses on the smaller side.
LARGE - Oversize/Draft: Larger horses, drafts, warmbloods, and oversize.
The muzzle is made from one of the most durable polymers on the planet, fungal/mold/UV resistant. Don’t let all that simplicity get in the way. It has taken years to get the right materials to work this well! It is safe, effective and durable. The muzzle is ideal for slowing down speedy eaters, limiting grazing, and can help curb minor cribbing problems. The muzzle can also keep horses from chewing on leg wraps, wood, or blankets. It works extremely well with all automatic waterers and has UV protection which works much like sunscreen for those delicate noses.
Use the enclosed paper ties or a string to discover the best holes to secure your muzzle to your halter. The paper ties are a temporary tool allowing you to easily adjust the fit.
Once you are satisfied you have the correct holes aligned to the halter please remove the paper ties or string and permanently secure the muzzle with the included cable ties.
Two of the “fins” have a triangle cut out. These attach to the square (side) rings on your turnout halter. Three fins will connect to the nose band, one in the center, the other two fall naturally to the sides of center. Three fins will connect to the chin band; one in the center, two naturally to the sides of the center. (see image below).
First secure each triangle cut out fin with one of the enclosed low profile cable ties. Do not wrap the fins around the halter, doing so may cause rubs.
After finding the best fit for your horse, simply trim the excess fin material just above the top hole being used. It is fine to wait a day or two to ensure your muzzle is a comfortable distance from your horse’s mouth prior to trimming.
When properly installed, the muzzle should be close to but not touching the nose of the horse. If the muzzle is touching the nose simply make the fins under the chin longer, this will lift the muzzle away from the nose.
The “keeper” on the cable tie are on the outside of the muzzle and the excess is facing down and trimmed close.
If you have fitted the muzzle properly and the muzzle is the correct size it will work famously. If you find there is too much grazing room be sure your fins are snugly secured to your halter. The fins should not move along the nose band. If it does simply pull the cable tie tighter.
Flexible Filly Grazing Muzzles come with a full 6 month product replacement warranty.
Please follow these directions to qualify for a 30 day product satisfaction refund.