Thinline Flexible Filly Slow Feed Grazing Muzzle
Thinline Flexible Filly Grazing Muzzle is available in three sizes;
What size should you choose?
Pony or cob size halter with small nose = Small
Cob size halter with longer nose or Full size with small nose = Medium
Full size halter with longer nose or XF halter = Large
We are happy to give advice on which size is best – please either message us, email us or Contact Us – The Comfy Horse Company enclosing a photo of your horse’s head.
What will you need?
We recommend you commit a dedicated well-fitting breakaway turnout halter to your muzzle. It generally takes about 10 minutes to get everything perfect the first time you install a Flexible Filly Muzzle. Subsequent halters will take about 3 minutes.
How to attach your Flexible Filly Grazing Muzzle?
- Use the enclosed paper ties or a string to discover the best holes to secure your muzzle to your halter. The paper ties are a temporary tool allowing you to easily adjust the fit.
- Two of the “fins” have a triangle cut out. These attach to the square (side) rings on your turnout halter. Three fins will connect to the noseband, one in the centre, the other two fall naturally to the sides of the centre. Three fins will connect to the chin band: one in the centre, two naturally to the sides of the centre.
- First, secure each triangle cut out fin with one of the enclosed low profile cable ties. Do not wrap the fins around the halter, doing so may cause rubs.
- When properly installed, the muzzle should be close to but not touching the nose of the horse. If the muzzle is touching the nose simply make the fins under the chin longer, this will lift the muzzle away from the nose.
- Once you are satisfied you have the correct holes aligned to the halter, please remove the paper ties or string and permanently secure the muzzle with the included cable ties.
- After finding the best fit for your horse, simply trim the excess fin material just above the top hole being used. It is fine to wait a day or two to ensure your muzzle is a comfortable distance from your horse’s mouth before trimming. The “keeper” on the cable tie is on the outside of the muzzle and the excess is facing down and trimmed close.
If you have fitted the muzzle properly and the muzzle is the correct size it will work famously. If you find there is too much grazing room, be sure your fins are snugly secured to your halter. The fins should not move along the noseband. If it does simply pull the cable tie tighter.
Additional Fitting Tips
With the horse’s head in the upright position, it is OK if the muzzle lightly touches the lips. Horses spend most of their time with heads at ground level. Lower their head to check there is about a half inch of clearance when the horse is in grazing position.
If your horse is attempting to eat out of the sides, this generally means they are not able to get grass through the centre hole. The size of the centre grazing hole needs to work with other variables such as the height and thickness of the grazing grass. We provide the smallest of grazing holes with the ability to enlarge it. Just look to see if you might need to enlarge the hole.
If the problem persists, check the horse’s fit while in the grazing position.
- a) Lower your halter and make sure your muzzle is not on the top hole, the “leggier” the fins are the easier it is for them to try to eat out of the sides. Raise the entire muzzle up several holes. If this does not work, you might need a smaller muzzle.
- b) Make sure the fins between the front (or back) fin and the side (attached to the square ring) are evenly spaced. If you have the fins neighbouring the centre front or centre rear too close to the centre one the horse will be able to eat out of the sides rather than the grazing hole.
The closer you fit the muzzle to your horses’ lips the less likely it is they will step on the muzzle and tear it.
Please also see attached our guide to fitting muzzle Top Tips – Flexible Filly Fitting! – The Comfy Horse Company
- First, you can place the grazing muzzle in a net washing bag and wash on cold water with detergent and a teaspoon of bleach.
- Second, more extended clean, stick it in a bucket with dish soap and a cap full of bleach.
- Grazing Muzzle
- Twist ties for initial setup
- 12 permanent ties – 55# tensile strength
- Reusable packaging
The grazing muzzle is made from one of the most durable polymers on the planet. It is fungal, mould and UV resistant. It is safe, effective, and durable. There are no “off-gassing” materials, so they are safe near the nostrils. Even if accidentally ingested the polymers pass USA food safety regulations. The muzzle is ideal for slowing down speedy eaters, limiting grazing, and can help curb minor cribbing problems. The muzzle can also keep horses from chewing on leg wraps, wood, or blankets. It works extremely well with all automatic waterers and has UV protection which works much like sunscreen for those delicate noses.
Returns and Warranty Information
90-day limited warranty – One time replacement if ThinLine deem there is a manufacturing fault.
- ThinLine zip ties must be used.
- A break away halter must be used.
- Photos and proof of purchase required.
- Any modifications or issues caused by normal wear and tear will void warranty.
Please note: Your horse’s safety is paramount. There are safety breakpoints in place to prevent the risk of injury to your horse while wearing the grazing muzzle and breakaway halter.
If the cable ties or fins snap – this is part of the design to ensure your horse isn’t caught up.
Normal wear and tear included but not limited to:
- Discoloration, teeth marks/grazing hole wear caused by exuberant grazers or pasture mates.
- Damage caused by a safety feature working resulting in a torn fin.
30-day satisfaction guarantee:
Should you decide not to keep your grazing muzzle, you are responsible for all return shipping costs, but 100% of your purchase price will be refunded with proof of purchase. Please be sure to clean products to the best of your ability and make sure items are completely dry before packaging for return. Any modifications made to muzzles will void this guarantee.