ThinLine® Grazing Basket

Advantages and features of our ThinLine® Grazing Basket

  • No friction
  • The flexible basket is gentle on skin, teeth, and lips
  • Works perfectly with all waterers
  • Incredibly flexible and very light
  • Durable material

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The ThinLine® grazing muzzle is designed to be softer, lighter, and offer less of a feeling of confinement! The perfect muzzle for horses, ponies, and drafts!

Advantages and features of our ThinLine® grazing muzzle

  • No rubbing
  • The flexible muzzle is gentle on the skin, teeth, and lips. Softer, lighter, and safer
  • Works perfectly with all waterers (including automatic waterers)
  • Has UV protection for delicate noses
  • Incredibly flexible and very light
  • Durable material

Why do you need a grazing muzzle for your horse?

Preventing overgrazing and unwanted weight gain, laminitis, colic, and obesity are among the most serious diseases. Grazing and weight management are very important elements in preventing your horse's health. Grazing throughout the day plays an essential role in the digestive health of horses as the constant presence of grass keeps the gastric acids busy and balanced.

Built from a durable and flexible material that dramatically enhances comfort, it is also gentle on the teeth and lips of equines.

The grazing muzzle is well-ventilated, safe, and ideal when used in combination with the ThinLine® flexible halter.

What size to choose for the ThinLine® muzzle?

Our horse muzzle is available in 3 sizes:

  • Mini / Pony
  • COB / Horse
  • Extra-large

Which one to choose? You can choose the same size as your halter. So if you have a pony halter, you choose the ThinLine pony size. Very easy!

About the grazing hole sizes.

Veterinary recommendations for safe grazing in a horse muzzle are a hole size of 3.5 to 4 cm for full-time grazing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
2 cm for very restricted grazing, often necessary for horses with metabolic issues.3.5 cm (normal restriction)

  • 2.5 cm (strong restriction, laminitis, etc.)

What do you need for setting up your muzzle?

The muzzle comes with temporary attachments that can be removed and reattached, and permanent attachments (such as cable ties) that, once closed, need to be cut to be removed. First, test the fit with the temporary attachments. Once the fit is correct, replace them with the permanent attachments.

Step 1: Choose a properly sized safety halter. Put the halter on the horse and make sure it is well adjusted, not too high or too low. The noseband should not sit on the floating bone of the nose (in this case, the halter is too low) but squarely on the face. Have a friend hold your horse.

Step 2: Identify the two tabs of the muzzle that have a triangle cut at the base. These are the tabs that go on the sides at the level of the side rings of the noseband. Position the muzzle in front of the horse's nose, it should lightly touch the lips without pressing firmly. Look at the side rings of the halter to see where to attach. Now attach the two tabs on the side with the temporary fasteners. Make sure it is attached at the same level on the left and right. The two tabs should be positioned at mouth level. If they are too low (on the chin side), attach them to the noseband itself.

Step 3: Next, attach the three chamfer legs and the three chin bottom legs. On the ThinLine® halter (sold separately), there are notches that help keep the halter in place. To start, attach the temporary fasteners to the 6 legs by attaching them to a hole looser than the two side legs. This will allow for a "bounce" around the nose, like a bonbon. Tighten all the temporary fasteners so that it doesn't move during the trial. If it seems to you that the basket is not the right size, stop the trial here. It can only be exchanged if it has not been used. If the horse grazes with it, it will no longer be exchangeable.

Step 4: Do a trial by letting the horse graze to see if it suits. Don't be surprised if the horse tosses its head a bit, shuns the grass, or shakes. It takes time for the horse to understand that it can eat through the hole. Feel free to offer some tufts of grass, a bonbon, or a few carrot slices through the hole to help it understand. If you need to adjust, do it now. When properly installed, the basket should be close to the horse's nose but not touching it firmly. It may brush against it because the basket will give a little over time. If the basket touches the nose strongly, simply lengthen the chin bottom legs, this will move the basket away from the nose. Make sure the grass hole is positioned in front of the mouth and not under the nose or chin.

Step 5: Once satisfied with the temporary adjustment, remove the halter and replace the temporary fasteners with the permanent fasteners (do this outside the horse's head). To do this, pass them through the basket hole and then through the ThinLine® halter notch and again through the basket holes. Pull the zip tie as tight as possible near the hole before passing it through to close it. Tighten the zip tie to the maximum before cutting, without breaking the basket. Cut the end of the zip tie that protrudes once closed. The zip tie must be closed from top to bottom as in the photo (to prevent debris from getting caught). To remove the zip ties, they must be cut and replaced. Eight additional zip ties are provided with the basket. If necessary, replacement zip ties are sold separately. It is important to use the zip ties provided because they are designed to break more quickly than the basket. If the horse gets caught, the zip ties will give way without tearing the basket. The basket is not guaranteed if attached with zip ties other than those of the brand.

Maintenance Tips

If the basket fades, place it in a bucket with water and dish soap. Let it soak for a few hours, then scrub with a hard brush.

What materials are used in the ThinLine® grazing basket?

The ThinLine® basket is made from one of the most durable polymers on the planet. It is resistant to fungi and UV rays. It is safe, effective, and durable. This means there are no "off-gassing" materials, so they are safe near the nostrils. Even if accidentally ingested, the polymers comply with US food safety regulations.

The horse grazing basket is ideal for slowing down fast eaters, limiting grazing, and can help reduce overweight issues. It works extremely well with all automatic waterers and has UV protection that acts like sunscreen for delicate noses.

Related Products?

  • ThinLine flexible halter and detachable spare parts: A must-have if you want your horse to be totally safe in the pasture, day after day!
  • Additional zip ties
  • Halter protectors

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ThinLine® Grazing Basket

ThinLine® Grazing Basket

Advantages and features of our ThinLine® Grazing Basket

  • No friction
  • The flexible basket is gentle on skin, teeth, and lips
  • Works perfectly with all waterers
  • Incredibly flexible and very light
  • Durable material

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