Best Friend® Deluxe Grazing Muzzles are recommended by equine health professionals to prevent, as well as treat, laminitis, founder, obesity, colic and other diet-related diseases. The small opening in the bottom allows horses a limited amount of grass, yet unlimited water. Rather than being restricted to a non-grass environment to control intake, horses are free to exercise and socialize as part of the herd. A combination grazing muzzle and breakaway halter all in one, the design utilizes a plastic side-release buckles as it's breakaway feature. Each Deluxe muzzle comes with a spare buckle that can be easily attached in the field.
To use, adjust The Best Friend® Deluxe Grazing Muzzle to the horse using the same principles as the fit of a comfortable halter. Leave approximately one inch between the horse's mouth and the inside of the muzzle. The Deluxe muzzle has a roomy fit to allow for chewing. You should be able to fit two to three fingers sideways between your horse's face and the muzzle. This is our most popular design because it is so easy to use and costs less than purchasing a separate breakaway halter.
The rubber bottom in the grazing muzzle is approx. 1/4" thick.
Larger miniatures, Shetlands and weanlings. 200-300 lbs.
20" circumference x 5 1/2" depth
Most average size ponies and yearlings, very small faced horses. 300-500 lbs, 12 hands and under
22" circumference x 5 3/4" depth
Large ponies or small horses, such as Morgans or Arabians, 500-800 lbs, 13-14 hands
24" circumference x 7" depth
Average Size horses, such as Quarter Horses, 800-1100 lbs, 15-16 hands
26" circumference x 7 1/2" depth
Warmbloods and large-faced horses, 1100-1600 lbs, 17 hands and over
28" circumference x 8" depth
Very large breeds such a Percherons, Belgians, etc.
30" circumference x 8" depth