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  1. #1
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    Default Creative way to make eating with grazing muzzle more challenging?

    My Fjord gelding has a large head, but apparently a very fine and nimble muzzle. To have a muzzle fit, he needs a large horse size. The hole is too big, and he's eaten it a touch wider still.

    Anyone have a good way to make getting the grass through the hole more challenging? I was sort of envisioning attaching some wire mesh to the outside, crating some smaller openings within the larger opening....make sense?

    Ideas please!!



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    I've seen one where the creator took very sturdy wire (like hog panel wire) and put 2 wires across the hole, fastening that down with some sort of rubber glue (like roofing stuff?) to make the hole divided into 3 parts. Think Hannibal Lecter's mask.
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    Would this work:
    http://www.bigdweb.com/REPLACEMENT-R...ctinfo/529771/

    I've found that the disks stay in position better when I cut off the flanges.

    A friend of mine makes replacement disks out of left over pieces of stall matting and makes the hole whatever size she needs.



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    Those are both great ideas, I'll play around with stuff I can find this weekend and hopefully get a plan together without too many failed attempts.



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