Clipping, pulling manes or tails or having visits from your farrier or vet are important tasks that can sometimes be difficult. Some horses and ponies are awkward to handle for a variety of reasons, some are scared, some are impatient and some are simply naughty. A common solution to help in these situations is to feed them or offer them something irresistible, like a lick, so they become completely absorbed and diverted.
The Handsfree Handling muzzle and headcollar, when combined with a Horslyx Mini, allows you to redirect your horse or pony’s attention, leaving your hands free to get on with important care tasks.
The Handsfree Handling muzzle and headcollar can also be used to:
Mini Horslyx is the perfect choice for horse owners who want to reward, distract (or bribe!!) their horse or pony with a nutritious alternative to sugary treats. Mini Horslyx is available in Original, Mint, Garlic, Respiratory, Mobility and Pro Digest formulations and comes in 650g tubs. Find out more about Horslyx
Daniel Eades is an experienced farrier who has been practising in the South East of England for nearly 30 years. Having grown up with horses and during his time as a farrier, he has encountered a vast number of horses, ranging from International competition horses to family pets, some of which have been difficult to shoe, trim or handle. Daniel has also written farriery related articles for national magazines such as Your Horse and Horse and Hound. He created Handsfree Handling as a solution to help fellow farriers and horse owners who at times need a spare pair of hands when handling horses.