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Preparing your horse for winter

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Preparing your horse for winter

For some horse owners, winter is something we look forward to. There are charming country rides past fields covered in white snow outside, while inside we cozy up around the fireplace and enjoy a mug of hot cocoa. Of course, standing between the rides and cocoa, there are the reasons that many horse owners dread wintertime. These include the fact that along with the season comes a load of extra work. If you’re like me and live somewhere that has freezing temps, winter means dealing with ice. Lots of ice. It means breaking ice, picking ice out of horses feet,...

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Common Horse Grazing Muzzle Problems

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Common Horse Grazing Muzzle Problems

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?

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Bit Fit: How To Measure a Horse Bit

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Bit Fit: How To Measure a Horse Bit

What is a Bit? Before we dive in to how to determine a horse’s bit size, let’s first explain what a bit is. Did you know bits have been used on horses for thousands of years? Advancement in bit technology and design have come a long way since then, but their function and purpose remain virtually unchanged. An expert rider uses a bit, along with other ‘natural’ aids, such as their voice, legs, and seat to guide a horse and give it commands. As long as horses have been domesticated, people have used bits to guide them. (Photo by Jennifer...

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Should I add fleece to prevent rubbing?

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Should I add fleece to prevent rubbing?

We recommend holding off on using fleece when you are first trying your GreenGuard Grazing Muzzle. There are several reasons for this. First and foremost, if the GreenGuard muzzle is fitted correctly and the appropriate size, it should not rub. For more information on a proper fit, see our Fitting Guidelines, as a too-small muzzle with the straps adjusted too short is the most common cause of rubbing, which can be corrected without the use of fleece. Also see our Rubbing Issues: Most Common Culprits article for more on the most common problems.  Fleece can sometimes cause more problems than...

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