It is becoming a regular occurrence now. Every morning we are greeted by Brá not wearing her grazing muzzle. Frustrated much.
To give her credit, though, she is much better about having it put on. Probably because it is a daily, no my bad, a twice daily occupation. I am beginning to think there is a second person involved in this. The muzzle lies nearby neatly done up, with nothing out of place and Lilja is funnily enough always around. I am not pointing the hoof, but I have my suspicions. That’s all I am saying.
The wretched muzzle, for all its going on and coming off, is making a difference and so we need to persevere. I explain it to Brá each time I put it on. I tell her that this is the answer. I don’t think she believes me somehow.
I would be interested to know what folk do to their horses to keep the grazing muzzle on. I wondered about plaiting the mane over the top to keep it in place over Brá’s ears. I think that is how she gets it off. Rubs it off over the top of her ears. Bad girl.
We have removed all the random fence posts in the field. I am sure they helped with the removal.
I thought about constructing a small paddock in the field with electric fencing but I could not sleep at night knowing we had a foal near electric fencing. I would worry and Moonpie loves getting into trouble. She is a foal of very little brain.
Ho hum. I have ordered a comfort grazing version of the muzzle that is softer with a faux sheepskin nose lining, in the hope that will be more comfortable to Brá and she will learn to live with it. I will win……. somehow.