Muzzle Insert - Standard
- Regular price
$ 24.95 USD
- Regular price
$ 0.00 USD
- Sale price
$ 24.95 USD
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 "standard" insert has the same pattern and size openings as the muzzle. Reasons you may want to consider using an insert:
- 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. For mini size muzzles we have a leather insert - click here to learn more about the mini leather insert.
CAUTION: Please ensure your horse is comfortable grazing in the GreenGuard muzzle prior to using insert!
SHIPPING: Customers outside of US & Canada - please contact your country's GreenGuard distributor to purchase GreenGuard products outside of the US & Canada. Free standard shipping on all US orders. For shipping costs and details, see our shipping page.
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 gives 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.
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.
Both our horse and mini leather muzzle inserts restrict grass intake a little bit more than the muzzle alone. Placing a plastic placemat between a leather insert and the muzzle, you can actually customize the size of the holes. This technique works best with our mini leather insert.
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 placemat.
The muzzle insert is an excellent option rather than having to replace the entire muzzle when the base becomes worn.. Easy to install/remove. The muzzle and headstall have been the best solution to help my older gelding to reach and maintain a healthy weight. .
My horse has done really well with the GG. I like how durable it is, washable and breathable. The leather straps allow for a range of adjustments. The customer service is terrific. They are responsive, prompt and helpful!
Eve, you really covered all the bases! Thank you so much; we are so glad to hear you've had such positive experiences with us across the board, from the muzzle itself to your interactions with our customer service pros. Most of all, we are happy to hear that your horse has gotten along well in it; that is always the most important thing to us!
My mare has to wear a muzzle to maintain a healthy weight. Green Guard is the only type I use. Good product
Good quality muzzles, breakaway haulters, good company service, good company, Rod. G.