Muzzle Insert - Diet

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    Made from a soft, pliable, rubber-like material, this non-toxic insert is secured into the bottom by pushing the insert tabs through matching slots* in the muzzle. Very secure once in place, these inserts can be removed but will take a bit of work to get out. But this is a good thing as it means your horse won't remove it before you do! 

    *Note: if you have an older style muzzle without side slots (pre-2022), then your muzzle will not be compatible with this insert. You will need to purchase our tabless leather insert instead.

    The "diet" insert has 50% smaller holes to further restrict grazing. Reasons you may want to consider using an insert: 

    • Further reduce your horse's intake. Note that this insert is severely restrictive, so please make sure your horse is used to grazing without an insert before using.
    • Protect your muzzle from excessive wear and prolong its life 
    • Have a softer material for your horse's grazing surface - the material is rubbery and softer than the muzzle itself. 

    Sizes: Available in horse and pony muzzle sizes. No mini size available, but we do have a leather insert for the minis click here for mini leather insert.

    CAUTION: Please ensure your horse is comfortable grazing in the GreenGuard muzzle prior to using inserts, especially the diet insert as it is extremely restrictive. 

    SHIPPING: For shipping costs and details, see our shipping page. Customers outside of US & Canada - please contact your country's GreenGuard distributor to purchase GreenGuard products outside of the US & Canada. 


    Muzzle Insert - Diet
    Muzzle Insert - Diet
    Muzzle Insert - Diet
    Muzzle Insert - Diet
    Muzzle Insert - Diet
    Muzzle Insert - Diet

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    FAQs

    Which insert is right for my horse?

    In 2022, GreenGuard muzzles began featuring slots around the base of the basket. These slots accommodate muzzle inserts, which are designed to prolong the muzzle body's life and provide a softer, more yielding surface for aggressive grazers. There are two rubber varieties from GreenGuard: standard and "diet."

    GG Equine also offers two varieties of leather insert, a tabless leather insert which can be made to work with any size GreenGuard muzzle, and a tabbed one for use with the horse-size. This video tutorial and this comparison chart give you a full, detailed evaluation of our entire line of inserts - rubber and leather - so you can make the best choice for your horse and their specific muzzle.

    Can my horse use the "diet" muzzle straight out of the package?

    We highly recommend that your horse be familiar with grazing in a GreenGuard muzzle before you turn them out with a "diet" insert. If you have any questions, please reach out!

    My muzzle has no slots

    Older-style (pre-2022) GreenGuard Grazing Muzzles do not have slots to receive muzzle inserts. We have a do it yourself tutorial showing how to adapt your muzzle to receive a muzzle insert. This works best with the mini leather insert though there are other options as well.

    Cleaning the rubber insert

    The rubber GreenGuard muzzle inserts - both standard and "diet" - are made from a soft, pliable, rubber-like material. They are just as easy to clean as the muzzles themselves.

    All you need is some water and a cloth to wipe away any debris that may get embedded into the insert in the course of normal grazing. We recommend rinsing and wiping away any grit or sand at every opportunity to prevent undue tooth wear.

    Use Inserts to Modify Intake

    The "diet" rubber insert restricts grass intake by an additional 50% over the muzzle alone. Please make sure your horse is used to wearing and grazing with a muzzle before using the "diet" insert.

    You can also adapt the "diet" insert to allow a little more grass for easy keepers who need additional grass restriction, but not as little as the "diet" allows.

    All of our leather muzzle inserts restrict grass intake a little bit more than the muzzle alone. You can further customize the size of the holes by placing a plastic sheet with your preferred hole size between a leather insert and the muzzle. This technique works best with our leather inserts.

    Can I Block All Muzzle Holes?

    Is your vet or farrier coming and you have a bit of a reactive horse, or one who needs no grass leading up to a medical procedure? We have developed a way to block all holes in the muzzle temporarily using a plastic sheet.

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    Cricket G.
    Game changer

    Great to have on hand to use when grazing needs to be more restricted. Allows my horse to stay with the herd even when his diet requires additional restrictions. Love it!

    Cricket, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on the 'diet' insert. It is very restrictive, so we're glad to hear it's making a difference when your horse needs additional limits on his grass intake. That social time with herdmates is so necessary to their mental health and emotional well-being!

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    Mary M.
    Sunny’s muzzle

    I’ve been very pleased with my GreenGuard muzzle and diet insert. It has allowed my insulin resistant horse to have pasture time to move around and socialize with his neighbors. He adapted easily to the muzzle and the insert limits the amount of grass he eats. I was nervous he would get the muzzle off or be able to eat too much but neither has been an issue. Both seem very durable as well.

    Mary, thanks so much for your thorough review. We're glad to hear the muzzle and insert have performed up to your expectations! It is always a joy to hear about IR horses getting more and safer turnout, exercise, and time with their friends using our products. Let us know if either of you ever have any issues or questions!

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    TERRI A.
    GreenGuard Muzzle Review

    The GreenGuard Muzzle is working great for my IR horse. I did purchase the insert to restrict even more grazing but so far he has not needed it. This Muzzle is much lighter in weight and well ventilated that the other muzzle I have used.

    You can never be sure about a totally new-to-you piece of tack until you and your horse have had a chance to really try it out. The diet insert is truly restrictive, so it's good to hear your insulin-resistant guy is finding success with the muzzle alone!

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    KIM H.
    good and not so good

    I have 2 ponies, one is in an muzzle pretty much 24/7. she is hard on muzzles and chews though the bottoms in a couple of months.. I like the fact I can just buy the insert. but I had to cover up a few holes as it was still too much grazing for her... she is on her second insert this summer so far,,, for the other pony, it works great except for she is a Houdini and I have had to come up with different ways to keep it on.. all that said.. I love the GG muzzles as a whole and all my horses wear them in the summer.

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    PVA
    acclimation factor

    i love the way the product fit, i had high hopes when i added the diet plate. it slowed down his grazing at first but after a few weeks when he got acclimated to it his ability to graze was increased. I didn't have the resources to keep him out of that paddock with minimal forage. after a few months he was in too much pain and i had to make the decision to put Orion down. i am still devastated. thank you for providing options for his EMS and laminitis issue, it was a time when it felt hopeless but i was glad that there were actions i could take when it first started thanks to your muzzle and diet plate. please find the attached pics with his success of figuring out how to use the automatic water if he when in form the side. and the other is the first day he had it on, we were checking for fit.
    PVA

    PVA, thank you so much for leaving this review. We're so grateful to you for posting a couple of photos of Orion to honor his memory. We are gutted about your loss, and we are humbled to have had any role at all in allowing him to get a little bit more time out on pasture and a little bit more time together. This is the most moving story we've heard about the diet insert, and it means a lot to us to know it gave you an unlooked for option when you both needed it. Thank you, truly, for sharing.