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Bit Fit: How To Measure a Horse Bit

Posted by Hannah Jones on

Bit Fit: How To Measure a Horse Bit
What is a bit? How do horse bits work? This essay explains the uses, purposes, and parts of an equine bit, with special attention to snaffle and curb bits. You'll also learn a simple way to measure a horse's bit size!

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What Is a Grazing Muzzle?

Posted by Liv Gude on

What Is a Grazing Muzzle?

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...

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Can a Horse Eat Too Much Grass?

Posted by Liv Gude on

Can a Horse Eat Too Much Grass?
There's no sight more natural than a horse grazing on grass. How much can a horse eat in a day? Are there risks beyond simply having a fat horse? Liv Gude explains the basics of a horse diet.

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Best ways to introduce the GreenGuard Grazing Muzzle to your horse

Posted by April Chester on

Best ways to introduce the GreenGuard Grazing Muzzle to your horse

Whether your horse has used a traditional grazing muzzle in the past or has never worn one before, it is always a good idea to take some time to introduce your horse to a new type of muzzle. The quicker the adjustment, the less likely you will have issues such as the horse trying to remove the muzzle. All the more reason to take just a few extra steps to ensure a successful adjustment. Note: Horses who have used a traditional grazing muzzle previously actually have to re-learn how to use the GreenGuard muzzle. Whereas traditional muzzles have a hole...

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Rubbing isues: the most common culprits

Posted by April Chester on

Rubbing isues: the most common culprits

Most common reasons for rubbing: The muzzle is too small for your horse. These muzzles should fit MUCH larger than a traditional muzzle. Size is based on bit size not head size. Check out our muzzle Sizing page for how to choose the right size. And make sure to read our Fitting page with the most current updated instructions. The muzzle is turned the wrong way. For correct fit, the "greenguard" logo should face the front. This orientation puts the wider side of the muzzle front to back so that there is enough room for the chin. Note that the...

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