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ThinLine Busy Buddy

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Overview

Why We Love This

The Busy Buddy, or horse pacifier, is the ultimate relaxation tool for horses! The perfect way to encourage your horse to relax in a variety of situations without having to use supplements, medications, or twitching techniques. Developed for use with all horses at any stage of life or training. When horses are relaxed, we see gentle chewing, licking, or saliva which looks like foam. Activating the jaw generates relaxation throughout the horse’s entire body and brain, and the Busy Buddy stimulates this relaxation process.

The Halter Busy Buddy can help with fretting, biting, and kicking on the crossties. It can also provide a relaxing toy during clipping, grooming, and vet or farrier appointments. Two clips attach the Busy Buddy to your halter.

The Bridle Busy Buddy is specially designed to be used with a bridle and a bit. It can help keep horses from chewing on your reins, and also relaxes them on trail rides for a better experience. Helpful at horse shows while waiting to go in the ring. When used while lunging, it encourages relaxation of the jaw and muscles over the back. A clip and ring thread though the bit rings and attach this Busy Buddy to your bridle.

The Busy Buddy should fit loosely in the horse’s mouth; it should not pull the corners of the mouth. Find the position where they begin to chew when inserting the Busy Buddy into your horse's mouth. Made of industrial, hospital-grade Latex tubing, ThinLine bit guards, and elasticized rope.

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Favorite Features:
  • Encourages horses to relax in a variety of situations
  • Helps with fretting, biting, and kicking on the crossties
  • Can also be used to gently introduce the sensation of a bit
  • Use during horse shows while waiting to go in the ring
  • Encourages relaxation of the jaw and muscles over the back
  • Can be shortened by cutting the rope to size
Ingredients
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Ingredient Amount
Sizing
Halter Busy Buddy: 31″ in length; 10″ mouthpiece
Bridle Busy Buddy: 19″ in length; 8″ mouthpiece

Each Busy Buddy can be shortened by cutting the rope to size
What Customers Say:
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ThinLine Busy Buddy is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for crosstie boredom / farrier / vet anxiety My gelding is super bored in the crossties and is mouthy (likes to pick up and toss any and everything). The boredom leads to pawing and the Busy Buddy has significantly reduced his pawing… like maybe 2-3 paws per grooming session versus non-stop pawing without. In addition, it helps a lot with farrier visits. Our initial farrier visit after I purchased him was horrific. We’ve used the Busy Buddy for the last two visits and he was significantly calmer.
Date published: 2023-07-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from nice quality but didn't work for me seems well made but instead of making my gelding calmer it seems to make him more agitated and anxious. He's prone to lots of head tossing, biting and cross tie grabbing/snapping when grooming so was hoping to keep his mouth busy and help him relax a bit. Sadly already used to not able to return but just didn't work out for my guy
Date published: 2023-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great but hard to use I love this product my OTTB loves it and it helps his ADD. But I really wish the clips were easier to use. The plastic is so hard it doesn’t bend easy and makes putting it on and getting it off hard.
Date published: 2023-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like it, although doesn’t stop rein chewing I got this for my four year old gelding who has a habit of trying to put everything in his mouth. I was hoping it would help stop him from chewing up his reins but unfortunately it didn’t do that. While it didn’t solve that problem he does seem to really enjoy his Busy Buddy. He’s always chewing away and has a frothy mouth by the end of our ride. I think it’s helped him to be more comfortable with the bit, and helps to keep him focused while we’re riding (kind of like how a human might tap their pencil on the table while they’re thinking). It’s also held up pretty well so far (and he chews it pretty hard). I tried attaching the hooks to his bridle but those were flimsy and put the Busy Buddy too low in his mouth, so I just stick to the Velcro. I would buy this again, as I think for the baby horses it’s hard to learn so many new things and this is a nice little relaxing thing for them to play with to keep their brain engaged.
Date published: 2023-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! The ThinLine Busy Buddy is a game-changer for my young Thoroughbred! I love attaching the busy buddy to his halter during grooming time or vet and farrier appointments. The busy buddy gives him something to do while he stands tied and I have seen a major improvement in his relaxation level!
Date published: 2022-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for mouthy pony My pony loves to chew on the cross ties and grab whatever he can find while grooming and tacking up. My friend let me try this, and my pony was completely satisfied and calm. I'm ordering one for myself now!
Date published: 2021-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought this from use while my horse is in cross ties because he cribs. He will not let me put it in his mouth.
Date published: 2021-12-16
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