Best Friend Standard Grazing Muzzle
$85.00 (incl. GST & free delivery in NZ)
This model of grazing muzzle (standard) is recommended for miniature horses (less than 8.5hh, also known as a Category “A” pony). When ordering, the size required will be “mini-mini”. We also have this “standard” grazing muzzle available in pony size.
- Simply attaches onto your pony’s own halter using 4 adjustable Velcro straps.
- Limits grazing, not drinking.
- Lightweight to resist rubbing and chafing.
- Padded noseband.
- Nylon/rubber construction.
- Resistant to rot and mildew..
- Best Friend sheepskin noseband and cheek covers, purchased separately, may be easily attached for added comfort.
How to use:
To attach the muzzle to the halter, loop the four straps over the noseband and chinstrap of the halter. The two side straps may be looped through the halter rings for added stability.
The four Velcro straps are designed to break away should the muzzle become snagged. Remember to leave the metal rings in the down position to allow the muzzle to breakaway. To disable the breakaway feature, slide the metal rings up over the Velcro straps.
If using a grazing muzzle for the first time, we suggest you read the FAQs section for helpful tips.
How to Score your Horse or Ponies Body Condition
How to Measure Your Horse for the Optimal Fitting Muzzle:
Most horses wear the same size muzzle as halter, but not always. After choosing a size, check the depth and circumference of the muzzle. Because horses’ heads are generally tapered like an ice cream cone, measuring the circumference of the face at the right spot is critical to finding the correct size muzzle.
Stand to the side of your horse looking at the profile of his head. Start at the tip of his lips (where your hand would be if you were to give him a treat) and measure up towards his ears to confirm the depth of the muzzle you think you need.
If your horse is in-between sizes, get the larger size. The muzzles are intended to have a roomy fit to avoid rubbing.
Mini-Mini – Circumference x depth= 40cm x 8cm. Miniature horses less than 8.5hh tall, known as Category A miniature horses.