I used to board my boy at a former thoroughbred breeding farm so the grass was always rich. The first summer he was fine with the grazing muzzle, but the last summer we were there, he decided he wanted no part of the muzzle. He would enlist the help of one of his buddies to pull it off. His buddy would grab it and he would back up and somehow get it off. I also tried tying it to the halter but that was not an option after he got it stuck half on and half off his face. Luckily, the farm had small medical paddocks so we alternated one day in the big field and one day in the small paddock and that worked out fine. We both got what we wanted - he didn't have to wear the muzzle but yet did not have full access to the rich grass. We were both happy as he did not mind the small paddock at all. Friends used to see him with the muzzle on and say "isn't that mean" and I would say "not as mean as having him die from laminitis".
Just dealing with having to assault one of mine with a grazing muzzle for night turn out. Following above posters advice, I stuffed carrot, grass and more grass through the hole. Worried all night! But there was grass in the muzzle in the morning, so I'm guessing that the poor thing's problem is partly solved. It won't be completely solved till winter comes.
Last edited by vicarious; May. 24, 2013 at 04:24 PM.