|I know the ship is free now but I'm still laughing at the memes okay.|
|Stock photo from the Thinline website.|
More like wearing a glove than a muzzle!
Flexible Filly slow feed grazing muzzles are a must for many horses but discomfort is not.
Try a natural grazing muzzle. Our research determined horses dislike muzzles because they cannot behave naturally in them. With the historical cage-like or bucket-like muzzles, horses are unable to engage in social activities like wither scratching or other playful interactions resulting in social and emotional health in horse herds.
This Flexible Filly slow feed grazing horse muzzle is unlike the typical cage-like apparatus of the past. We designed this to be softer, lighter, and less behaviorally restrictive. Constructed of a durable and pliable material that radically improves the horses’ feel. It is effective while also being soft on equine teeth and lips. The Flexible Filly Muzzle is well-ventilated and safe, rated to break just before your turnout halter. Additionally, the grazing hole size is adjustable, allowing you to offer the perfect grazing options.
-So light they won’t even know they are wearing it.
-UV Protection for sensitive noses.
-Adjustable Grazing Hole Size.
-Each muzzle comes with 12 zip ties.
-Use with any halter or add our specially designed halter for an easy and perfect fit.
-Durability Guarantee (6-month full replacement warranty).
|Cinna wearing it in 2019|
|A few weeks later, still going well|
|Ruby being introduced to it in 2020 and being decidedly NOT IMPRESSED|
|DECEIVING STOCK PHOTO UGH.|
I cannot express how much I love these muzzles though! They definitely slow down consumption, but without making their face hot and sweaty (another problem I had with the black webbed ones). Ruby definitely came into fall in much better shape weight-wise last year wearing one, and same with Cinna. Aside from one small rub on her nose last year from a zip tie on Ruby's, I haven't had any other issues with rubbing (and I bought a new style of halter this year to try setting it up differently). They've both popped a zip tie here or there rubbing their face, but it was easy to just grab a new one and replace it. My biggest issue was actually them ditching the entire halter (THANKS SCISSOR SNAPS) but putting the fly mask on over the top seemed to nip that in the bud, and this year the halters have normal snaps so fingers crossed! I noticed both girls managed to enlarge the hole a little over time, but not to a point where I was concerned about their consumption. When they get dirty, you can just dunk the whole thing in a bucket and they dry really quickly! Cinna did finally rip her entire muzzle in half at the end of last summer, but the grass was pretty dead by then so I wasn't too fussed -- if I can get two years out of each one, it's definitely worth the investment! Even if I can only get a single year out of it, as long as I can keep restocking in Thinline's 40% off sale :) I have shared a few sales on this style on my personal FB page, and continue to recommend them to anyone who asks me about muzzles. I love them!
|Fitting her new one this year.|
|"Thanks, I hate it"|
|I got Ruby one of those halters with the fleece sections to hopefully prevent any rubs.|
(I mostly just wanted a photo of it all clean and new before she covered it with dirt and grass lol)
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