Rated 4 out of 5 by BMD Decent for the price
I have a cresty neck, founder horse. Was not sure if he would tolerate a muzzle. So I got the cheapest one I could find to try it out and see how it went. Once I got it adjusted correctly so it would stay on my guy has done very well with it. The only negative thing I would say about it is that my guy was able to wear the hole out in just a few weeks.
May 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by red tractor works good
i use these on my minis. my minis rub on the fence alot to try and get the muzzle off and it tears up the velcro and breaks the plastic parts so i use leather rivets and repair them for use. they break them in a few weeks and after repairs they will last about a year. for as hard as my minis are on these muzzles they are very good and as far as smell they will get used to it wich is not bad
May 20, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Susan Disappointed
Mine only lasted 7 days. The bottom ripped about 2 inches behind the hole. Of course, I didn't use it right away and the purchaser only has 5 days to return. Very disappointed
April 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by kris works good
Mine did not have the horrible smell the other reviews write about. Kind of rubbery-like when I first took it out of the package. After a day or two on the horse, it smelled like a horse.I throw hers in the washer every other day. I buy two so she can wear one while I wash the other or she should lose it in the pasture. The hole does eventually wear out and I have to buy a new set each year. But the price for two muzzles each year sure beats the vet bill that I would get if I didn't use them! And she is MUCH happier outside than being cooped up in her stall all the time.
February 13, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by poorly made poorly made
Purchase even though bad reviews. Listen to reviews. No smell, but only lasted 3 days on my donkey. I didn't use prior to 30 days of purchase so no returns. Now I am looking for another muzzle. Very disappointed!
January 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sampson Creek QH Excellent Muzzle for a Great Price!
I am very pleased with this muzzle. From reading some of the reviews, I was worried it would quickly fall apart, but I needed a muzzle for my Miniature horse and didn't want to spend the money on a more expensive version. Plus, I learned from a seller of Best Friend muzzles that even they need replaced every so often--though I don't know how often, I got the impression that it was every three or four years.
This muzzle has held up through one entire season, and although it has a couple of wear marks in the bottom, I'll be using it for next season. It is fitted well to the horse, and hasn't caused any rub marks. It very well may last three to four years--and even if it only lasted two years, the price is definitely worth it!
September 8, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Liberty He hates it, I love it!
wonderful product, excellent price! My pony is a Houdini when it comes to halters, fly masks, etc. This adjusts perfectly and stays on! the hole gets bigger, but it lasted longer than I expected. I'm ordering two more right now!
August 18, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kathleen Saves my horse!
I have purchased these for the past 5 years. Without it, my pony founders within a short amount of time. At first, he worked so hard, he wore the bottom out. Had to buy 2 first year. Since he is used to is, I only use one a season. But he wears it from first grass and through the beginning of winter so he doesn't overeat his hay. I now buy one for the mini. I buy 2 at a time so haven't needed to buy every year. Great price and it works for what it is intended!
August 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cassidy A Very Nice Muzzle for the Price
I purchased this muzzle for my 300 lb., 13 year old Miniature horse so he could be out with his buddies all day rather than be kept in. I purchased it knowing that I may have to replace it each season; but I read somewhere that even the best muzzles, such as the Best Friend grazing muzzle, need replaced regularly, and decided to save money by purchasing the cheaper muzzle. When I got the muzzle, I was shocked at the size and was sure it wouldn't fit, but on the way to the barn I discovered it had a large amount of adjustment options, and at the tightest it was too small! It fits perfectly, and is of excellent quality for the price. It has not fallen apart, although I will say that the gelding is out in a hotwire fence (in other words he has nothing to rub against to damage it), has companions who leave him alone, and is not hard on things he is wearing--just has a tendency to remove them if that is possible, which he has not yet done. Overall, a great muzzle for the price. Highly recommend it.
June 3, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deb Peterson works fine
I do not understand the other coments. I had no problem adjusting for my horse. I do not see wear marks on her or the muzzle. It did smell like rubber, I put it in the sweet feed bin for a few days and that went away. Great price! Pet approval.. Obviously, Silver would prefer eating herself sick but she is not rubbing it off or any thing.
May 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Melanie Works great!
I have a Spotted Saddle Horse, on the shorter side who is prone to founder especially on new spring grass (over indulges himself in the pasture). SO far he has worn this muzzle for about a week and seems to be doing wonderfully!
The cob size fit him well, as he does have a small arab type face. Product has several ways to adjust it.
So far no wear and tear is apparant on the muzzle besides the tag has faded, and a few grass stains from his rolling. The bottom rubber has held up well!
As for the smell other reveiws complain about... I jus thought it smelled like new rubber as any rubber product smells The smell wore off after pasture wear though.
Oh and so far he has no rubs on his face from wearing the muzzle, its very well padded on the inside.
May 10, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by KatCorsiatto Poor quality - ripped apart in 3 days!
Very poorly made. My pony ripped the bottom out of it in 3 days. The rubber pieces are very flimsy. Although satisfaction is guaranteed - only if you report it within 30 days of purchase. I ordered this in advance of the growth season so my pony would overgraze so I was out of luck. Shame on me for not paying attention to the reviews!
May 4, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Linda Needs to be less of a waste
The rubber part of the muzzle wears out quickly. It seems I need to replace the muzzle once a month. I hate the idea of not being able to get a replacement for the muzzle. It seems such a waste to discard the entire muzzle or buy a whole new one just because the hole has wore thin and has become wider from the use.
September 29, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lily horrible!
i used this for one of my miniature horses. she tore hole in the bottom in a week! it also had a horrible smell to it. i do not reccomend this product at all!! i suggest to spend some more money on one of the older ones... it would be way more worth it! (also i scrubbed and tried just about everything to get rid of the smell. nothing worked!)
September 18, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sherry Excellent value
I have found that this muzzle holds up longer than the more expensive one. My mare would go through those muzzles in about 6 weeks by slowly enlarging the grazing hole. These seem to last longer so save me from replacing so often. It is always frustrating to have to replace the entire muzzle when only the hole wears out.
May 16, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mickey Hansen Poor investment
Do not waste your money on this product. The basket is not deep enough to keep my pony from pushing out of it. I've had to put Chicago screws in to hold the adjustment as the plastic holders have already broke...all of them. And it appears all grazing muzzles, to save a penny, come with velco rather than a buckle. What velco is strong enough to withstand a horse? Very very disappointment and a total waste of money.
April 27, 2010
Rated 2 out of 5 by sorefeet not as good as the older ones
I bought one of these about 4 or 5 years ago and didn't use it heavily until this year. Bought one of these new ones for a spare and there's a BIG difference in the construction. Strapping is much lighter weight also. Sure hope the thing holds up as I hate those awful metal ones.
April 12, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 SMELLS
Had to hang the item outside for almost 2 months to get rid of the horrific smell. Fits very well, however, my mare totally ripped out the cheap rubber bottom in about 2 days. Replaced the rubber bottom.
September 14, 2009
Rated 3 out of 5 by Deborah Edmundson Munch Mouth Mare
This will be the 3rd one I have bought for my S.S.H. mare this season. She eats the bottom out, and finds a way to get it hung on "something" to tear it up. Can't find a better product for the money though. Keeps her sound on her feet. Cheaper than Vet visits or making her miserable being shut up while the rest of the herd is out on pasture.
September 7, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5 Poor quality!
I have used these muzzles in the past for my minis and thought they were a good value. However, the new ones are terrible. They fall apart within a week. Obviously a different manufacturer is being used. Don't bother with these anymore. Spend the extra and get a much higher quality and it will last for a long time.
September 7, 2009