Cribbing/Free to Eat Muzzle
Fell apart within a couple of weeks
Bought this for my horse to wear when he is turned out in a small paddock during inclement weather. Even with hay, he gets bored and will start to chew. Since he only wears it for short periods of time, I thought it would hold up okay. Needless to say, it was not at all durable. The velcro straps broke and even baling twine could not hold it together. I would not recommend this product.
January 15, 2013
Couldn't ask for a better product! LOVE the break away and the removable anti-grazing feature. We have only been using it for about 2 wks. now so durability is unknown at this point.
May 11, 2012
Wouldn't Recommend It
My horse can still crib through the muzzle. I have gone through 2 of them in the last 2 months, they only last about a week before my horse finds some way to destruct it. The first one he busted the metal bars out of it. The 2nd one he ripped the velco straps off. I wouldn't recommend this product because it is expensive, does not last, and the horse can still crib through it. I've tried everything with my cribber, but this is definitely not the answer.
May 13, 2011
My mare is allergic to oak and acorns (along with nearly everything else). My pasture has gorgeous oak trees and I was unable to turn her out with the other horses because she would eat the acorns, leaves, and play with the bark. Now she grazes happily alongside her barn mates. Fit well too. She is part draft so I bought the largest size. She can't get her lips around the bad stuff, but the grass is easily grazed through the slats. Thank you Smart Pak!
April 21, 2011
Best alternative we have found.
We have used this muzzle for about 3 years & find that it works better than anything else that we have tried for a difficult, smart horse who can crib no matter what is used. We do replace it 3-4 times per year (he wears out the bars!), but it's far less expensive that the colics we were treating when he was able to crib through the straps. We have two going at all times so we can keep them clean. He has a breakaway nylon halter for each of them and a nice halter for being groomed and trailering, etc. We also tape the velcro straps which helps to keep the stitches from being rubbed loose. I wish the stitching would hold up better and that they would make the bars replaceable or stronger. Our horse has no trouble eating through the muzzle, but I usually take it off for him to eat his grain and replace it as soon as he's finished.
October 27, 2010
Lasted a week
Very expensive and only lasted a week , he rubbed it till he tore it apart all the nylom was worn from rubbing . aluminium grill got stepped on and honestly I wouldn't buy somthing so expensive again.
January 22, 2010