Honestly…suck it up. Would you rather muzzle a horse or deal with laminitis? I’ll answer that for you…you would rather muzzle. I have all my easy keepers muzzled. Yes there is a day or two of depressed horses but they get over it and are just fine. Look at the Tough-1 Easy Breathe muzzle (available at Chicks and Big D’s as far as I know). The hole is slightly bigger than the Best Friends version and there are openings for the nostrils so you don’t get that lovely Darth Vader sound effect going on. Price is also a bit cheaper. I’ve found the horses adjust to these quicker than the Best Friends kind.
Otherwise? Drylot with a small hole hay net. Sorry, no other options.
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