It didn't take long that the hole grew too big too. I have bought one in metal but my horse can't drink as it is too wide. They should combine the nylon one with an end tip that would be made of metal so they couldn't chew it.
"Anti grazing muzzle"
I bought one in late Spring for our pony and hole increased in size times 2....now its worthless....Seems i paid over $30 for it now listed for 21.99....not pleased with that either....
I agree with oneof the other posters, thoughtit was just my donkey that chewed the hole bigger, it could stand to be a sturdier material. Aside from that, it has been great, cuts down how muchthe little fatty can pack away and keeps him from foundering. Another reviewer said it shouldn't have a hole, but it is a grazing muzzle, they are supposed to be able to eat some, just not as much or as quickly. If you don't want your horse to eat at all, you need a full muzzle or to put him on a dry lot.
I am having to buy 2 new muzzles this season and hope they work so my horses don't founder again. I have two issues: one horse wore out the eating hole until it was so big it did no good. The other is that I have extreme difficulty adjusting the straps to fit my horses. One horse is too big for pony size but too small for horse size. The other horse has an extremely long face. He kept getting his muzzle off, then managed to catch it on something and completely break the nylon strap off the side where it is sewn on. Is there a way to create a muzzle so it can be attached to the horse's break-away halter? This would be ideal - expecially if the rubber face piece is made to last longer.
Would be better if the bottom was more a solid rubber or plastic. Horse can eat through the openings, just not as much.