GreenGuard Grazing Muzzle

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    NOTE: THIS IS THE MUZZLE ONLY - Halter and accessories sold separately.

    Our grazing muzzle reduces forage intake while remaining comfortable, light, and cool. Made from highly durable, food-grade material. Open design allows for unrestricted breathing and drinking. We offer a 1-year limited warranty on all muzzles. 

    Muzzles include 4 breakaway straps that can be attached to any halter (we recommend a safety halter). GG halter sold separately. 

    SIZING (U.S. and Canada only): These muzzles are designed to fit much larger than traditional muzzles. If your horse is between sizes we recommend going with the larger size. 

    Muzzle size guide

    Caution: Horse and Pony sizes may not fit in some types of automatic waterers if the diameter is less than 10 inches. Please check to ensure the muzzle will fit in your waterer before ordering.

    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. 

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    FAQs

    Which is the right size?

    GreenGuard muzzle sizing is based on your horse's nose circumference and bit size. See our complete muzzle sizing guide.

    You can also watch a full and detailed walkthrough video on our YouTube channel.

    How to connect the straps?

    As a rule, the muzzle is angled properly when the front strap is longer, and the rear strap (behind the chin) is very short for size 5 (horse) and Size 4 (pony). For size 3 (mini) the straps tend to be more or less the same length.

    Here's our best practices video for our leather breakaway straps. It includes our recommendation to cinch them down with electrical tape. Loopy straps can get caught on things and breakaway prematurely!

    Will it work with my horse's halter?
    • The GreenGuard muzzle is compatible with just about any halter you've ever tried. It's just a matter of finding the right connection points, keeping the muzzle from sliding, and using a breakaway safety halter. Here's our tutorial on attaching a GreenGuard muzzle to a standard halter.
    • You can also convert any halter into a GG-style halter - with a center face strap - by using our fleece converter set. The fleece helps prevent rubs while the center strap provides an anchor for the front muzzle strap.
    Prevent and Manage Rubs

    Here is our general tutorial covering all of the major causes and solutions for muzzle and halter rubs.

    Nose and Chin Rubbing:

    Our Muzzle Rub Protector Stickers adhere to the muzzle panel to prevent chafing and rubbing, or you can DIY this option using smooth tape (our preference is gorilla tape).

    Have a draft or draft cross whose mouth is just a little too big for the Size 5 (Horse) muzzle? We have a DIY procedure for expanding the back panel. Note: it will void your warranty, so reach out with any questions.

    Jaw Rubbing:

    If your horse is developing a rub under their jaw area between their chin & cheek bones, we have a video about treating jaw rubbing.

    Can i cover muzzle holes?

    Our leather muzzle inserts are useful, not only in extending muzzle life and being gentler on horse teeth, but also for aiding in grass restriction. We've developed two approaches to additionally restrict or further customize grass intake.

    1. Customize the size of the holes to restrict grass intake
    2. Temporarily block all holes for a medical reason/procedure or farrier visit
    Muzzles and Tooth Wear

    According to the National Equine Welfare Council's "Grazing Muzzle Guidance," all grazing muzzles carry a risk of tooth wear. The NEWC recommends your horse get at least an annual check by an equine vet or dental specialist.

    This video addresses everything we know to date about preventive measures and solutions for tooth care while using a grazing muzzle.

    We highly recommend cleaning your GreenGuard muzzle and checking your horse's teeth regularly when they are wearing a muzzle.

    Finally, leather and rubber muzzle inserts have been designed to prolong the life of your muzzle and to wear faster and be gentler on horse teeth. If you horse has existing tooth wear, we recommend the leather insert.

    How much do muzzles restrict grass intake?

    According to the National Equine Welfare Council's "Grazing Muzzle Guidance," "grazing muzzles can reduce grass intake by up to 80%." (skip to 4:24 in the video link for the exact quote)

    In practice, real grass restriction depends on a number of factors: the grazing muzzle, the horse that is wearing it, how long the grass is, and how practiced the horse is at grazing in a muzzle, among others.

    What is undeniable is that horses in grazing muzzles get more exercise than horses in stalls or in dry lots. A turned-out, muzzled horse gets less grass and more exercise, both of which contribute to weight management.

    If your horse requires further grass restriction than the muzzle alone, there are solutions. Muzzle inserts cover an additional 30% (leather) to 50% (diet) of the available grazing area.

    We have also developed methods for further customizing the size of the GreenGuard muzzle holes or temporarily blocking all holes for a medical reason/procedure or farrier visit.

    You can read more details about the muzzle and insert restrictions, and the best way to monitor weight on our blog post, "How much do muzzles restrict intake?"

    Is there a "Diet" insert for the mini muzzle?

    The mini leather insert blocks part of the muzzle holes right down the center, making the muzzle holes about 30% smaller (see photo below).

    Because of the mini muzzle's unique curvature, they typically aren't able to graze through the outer edges very well, so their actual open grazing area is quite small with the leather insert. The leather insert also makes the muzzle grazing surface much thicker. Most owners find that the leather insert provides the right amount of restriction and is comparable to the diet inserts in the other two sizes even though it doesn't look as restrictive.

    While you can customize the size of the mini muzzle's holes, we do not recommend doing this unless you have been advised by a vet or nutritionist that they need this level of grass restriction.

    Customer Reviews

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    Tracy

    My horse had foundered due to the fresh grass and obesity. I knew we needed to muzzle her and remembered seeing these muzzles at the equine affaire in Columbus two years ago. We are surprised to find she does not mind having it put on and easy to size it. We have now ordered a second one for our other horse that is well on her way to obese.

    Tracy, thank you so much for keeping us in mind. We love Equine Affaire and meeting people for exactly these kinds of scenarios. If you or either of your horses ever have any questions or issues, don't hesitate to reach out. We want you and your horses to have the best possible experience with our muzzles. Please stop by our booth if you're at Equine Affaire in 2025!

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    Megan
    So far, working great

    I am happy to have found a good muzzle for my mare. She does not seem to mind wearing it, and I will be keeping an eye on her teeth in terms of wear. Hopefully it will help regulate her weight this summer.

    Megan, we're glad to hear your mare is getting along well in the muzzle so far. And yes, we encourage people to regularly rinse and wipe down the inside of the muzzle basket to remove any dirt or debris which can cause friction with teeth. We also encourage people to keep a close eye on their horse's teeth, especially if you have an aggressive grazer. We offer inserts - ones made from leather and others from a more yielding rubber - designed specifically to provide a softer landing for those horses who do go a little harder after grass. Please keep us posted on your mare's progress and reach out with any questions or concerns!

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    Lori T.
    Great product

    This grazing muzzle is so nice. Very breathable. The halter is designed to be adjustable to ensure that the horse can’t get the halter off. I met the staff at the KY Defender this year. I can’t say enough positive things about these ladies that were working the booth.
    Just fantastic people doing a fantastic job explaining how to use the muzzle and what tricks to use on my horse that is a master at taking off his halter. Highly recommend buying this muzzle.

    Lori, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences with our products and our staff. At our best, GG Equine is the sum of both - we care deeply about horses and horse health and want to make sure that horses and owners are as informed and supported as possible when you choose our products. If you or your horse ever have any quesitons or issues, we are here to help.

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    Amanda H.

    (First attempt to purchase was from Amazon and was a disaster) Your muzzle came promptly, the photo showed me exactly how to put it on, works perfectly

    Amanda, thanks so much for your review. Amazon is great for convenience. speed, and so forth, but they do tend to emphasize the transactional nature of business. We are glad you had a superior experience dealing with us directly! If you or your horse ever have any questions or issues, please reach out; we're here to support you both throughout your muzzling journey.

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    M.Y.
    Works great

    I've got a pile of other muzzles that don't work for my hard to fit horse. This one is perfect. Wish I had bought it first!

    MY, we hear some version of this many times every season. There are a lot of muzzles to choose from and a variety of styles and approaches. Far from being repetitive, we are so grateful every single time someone says they've tried other brands, and that this is the first one their horse gets along in. We are glad you found us and gave us a chance. If you or your horse ever has a question or suggestion, please reach out! We strive for our support to be as high quality as our products.