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The HARMANY GRAZING MUZZLE – more airflow and lightweight!






There are many of you out there who need an equine grazing muzzles for your IR or Cushings horses – or your nippybitey horses.

Well… most of the grazing muzzles on the market are a bit heavy and clunky.   Some horses hate them because the muzzles can feel claustrophobic, heavy and hot.

(My Norma Jean wears her Tough One grazing muzzle just fine… but Mama Tess will have none of it.)

Today, I stumbled upon THE HARMANY GRAZING MUZZLE.

You can see that they appear more lightweight than most equine grazing muzzles and also have more air holes.  Also, the feeder holes are adjustable, which is nice.  The video says you can pop out one bottom hole or several – depending upon your horses’ needs.

CLICK IMAGE to go to website.

CLICK IMAGE to go to website.

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A BIT OF WORK… but a new concept for those difficult horses.

OK, to be honest, there is a bit of work involved to form these muzzles to your horse’s face.  But, I’m thinking it could be well worth it for those of you who are frustrated with conventional grazing muzzles.

There is some heating, bending and fitting involved.  And, after that, you will have to secure it (in a few ways) to your own break-away halter.

But, for those of you who are going crazy trying to figure out how to slow down sugar intake and give your horse that very needed grazing experience, this could be a solution for you.

Click image to go to the sizing and fitting page

Click image to go to the sizing and fitting page

SIZING AND FITTING INSTRUCTIONS

Dr. Joyce Harman, the creator of this muzzle, is a vet specializing in IR/Cushing horses.  In fact, she was keyed into this issue before there was a name for these conditions.

Harman also knew that many of these horses need workable grazing muzzles.  So, she went to work designing one of her own that dispels most of the major negative issues with horses and grazing muzzles.

This design is simple, lightweight and highly adaptable. But, there is work involved to form it to your horse.

This page has sizing and fitting instructions written and in video format.

Personally, I don’t think the instructions are overwhelming at all – and once you get going, I think the fitting makes logical sense.  So, for me, if I needed this, I would probably try it.  After all, getting a horse out there and moving without too much sugar – is a huge step towards healing.

Clearly, it is more breathable and lighter in weight than traditional grazing muzzles.

Clearly, it is more breathable and lighter in weight than traditional grazing muzzles.

LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE TRIED THE HARMANY GRAZING MUZZLE!

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My May ‘A HORSE BOX’ was jammed full! Come look what was inside!






Do any of you receive the fun and wonderful ‘A HORSE BOX’ monthly?  I signed up just to give myself a fun treat every once and a while – since we don’t have a Starbucks nearby…  ;)

The Horse Boxes are full of grab-baggy kinds of surprise new products and items that you may never have heard of or tried yet – or just never gave to yourself or your horse.  I LOVE IT.

I love to get surprises and I love to learn about new products.  And, whatever I receive that won’t work for me, I can give away to friends.  Win-Win.

If you want to sign up, click here.  They have A HORSE BOX, A TACK BOX, and A MINI BOX!  (NO affiliation!)

This is what I received in my May 'A Horse Box'!

This is what I received in my May ‘A Horse Box’!

WHAT WAS INSIDE THE MAY BOX!

OK, so … this month’s box was full of products that they have to carefully wedge into the standard sized box (that must be a feat in itself!) plus several coupons.

1)  MY FAVORITE item of this month’s A HORSE BOX was being introduced to NICKER BAIT which has an item called, ‘PILL CAMO’.

OMGOSH!  I am ordering the Pill Camo right away!

But first, a tester of the ‘Ultimate Coconut Cookie’ – which is grain free and starch free (Great for Tess – IR resistant and Cushings) – was in my box.  Tess gobbled them up so fast I gave her both!  Loved them!  And, the website has a 20% coupon right now so go get some!

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And then, while on the Nicker Bait site, I saw the PILL CAMO!  I’m going to try it for my donk, Norma Jean, who refuses any pill at any time in any product in any format – as soon as she knows I’m trying to pill her, she won’t eat anything I bring to her.

So, this is the ultimate test.  I will let you know!

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Here is a link to the Nicker Bait FB page.

Click image to go to the Nicker Bait FB page.

2)  SHOW SHEEN detangler gel.

I used this on Tess’ tail and it worked well.  But, to be honest, for me, I prefer the more natural products (EquiSpa) that are more fragrant.  But, I was happy to try a new product!  Today, SmartPak is the least expensive place to buy it.

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3)  BIO GROOM golden sheen shampoo.

Golden Sheen shampoo is called, “perfection in a bottle” but I haven’t tried it yet so I don’t know.  Tess is due for a bath so I will try it on her.   It is nice to receive perfection in a bottle.  Also, the company is family owned, which I like – but of course, I need to try it.

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4)  SILVERQUINE GEL – cool!

I did use Silverquine Gel on Tess because I use EquiSilver spray on her wounds daily – and I really think it has helped keep infections away from her open wounds.  I must say, I really liked having a gel form of this kind of product.  Gel is easier to pack into areas and make sure it stays up in there.

It is spendy, but I do think silver products work well, naturally.

4_OZ_Tube_1280x850__29470.1428039907.1280.12805) Hay Where’s That Winky Wash n Udder Stuff:

I used That Winky Wash Udder Stuff and it was very nice.  The list of ingredients sound so good, you could eat it… However, I have to say that I am still a major fan of EquiSpa’s Udder Cleanse because it is so mild, you don’t have to rinse it – which then helps keep the flies away.

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6)  CAVALOR PIANISSIMO:

Not only did we receive a small sampler bag of this lovely and fragrant Cavalor Pianissimo feed, but we also received a $2 off coupon!  I gave the sample to Dodger and he inhaled it.  It does have molasses.

FOR HOT HORSES AND HORSES PRONE TO STRESS, TAKING A BREAK FROM COMPETITION, TEMPORARILY AT REST OR SENSITIVE TO HIGH LEVELS OF PROTEIN Cavalor® Pianissimo is specially formulated for hot horses and horses prone to stress. Cavalor® Pianissimo contains the needed nutritional components for a well-balanced and complete sport horse feed. This feed is highly suitable for horses at rest. Horses at rest are usually given less feed and more roughage to reduce the level of energy ingested due to the lack of exercise during this period. This feeding alteration can result in a nutritional imbalance (nutritional deficiency). Cavalor® Pianissimo contains a very low protein content (7.75 % digestible crude proteins) making it suitable for feeding in addition to roughage rich in protein (such as silage or spring grass) as it is not advisable to feed excessive amounts of protein on a daily basis. The low protein content in Cavalor® Pianissimo makes it ideal for horses slowing down training after a competition season, horses temporarily at rest (recovery) or horses sensitive to high levels of protein. Cavalor® Pianissimo is enriched with OMEGA 3 PLUS to support general fitness and well-being as well as FLORASTIMUL to ensure the efficient absorption of all nutrients while promoting healthy digestion.

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7)  Coupon for Silver Whinnys sox for horses!

I could see several uses for these Silver Whinnys Sox.  I could have used a set this week for when Norma’s legs were healing from the scrapes she acquired – somehow.  The flies were really feasting on her legs.  These sox eliminate flies and dirt from let wounds.  Hmmmmmm.  Sounds very promising.

They also say it ‘stops the stomping’ during fly season.

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