News — grazing muzzle
Posted by Hannah Jones on
Rubbing, chafing, lack of air, poor durability, water and debris getting caught inside: all of these are common problems that horses have with traditional grazing muzzles. We look at these and more. How many have you experienced with your horse?
Posted by Rebecca Wyatt on
One of the biggest challenges of my career as a farrier was convincing horse owners that their horses should lose weight before they foundered. If you’ve worked with foundered or laminitic horses, you know how challenging it can be for you, the horse, and the owner. It’s heartbreaking to watch a horse suffer needlessly; it’s one reason many of us chose this profession. Rehabilitating horses is rewarding, but most of us would prefer to prevent equine diseases like founder and laminitis in the first place! Don't wait for a horse to founder before trying a grazing muzzle. Excuses ranged from...
Posted by Liv Gude on
Horses are amazing creatures that thrive when they can eat forage all day long and wander for miles to do so. Modern horse keeping has disrupted the natural order of things. We keep our horses in paddocks and stalls and determine the makeup and content of their meals, including hay and fortified feeds. We even give them treats! Then we turn them out to graze, often in thick and lush pastures. These patterns of contemporary feeding and less natural roaming can easily, and too often, result in a fat horse. Weight gain for horses has consequences What are the possible consequences for a...