Net Relief®


“Thank you for giving me my horse back!” Leah Zommers

One of the most effective products in controlling the symptoms of headshaking.

  • Improved the symptoms of  79% of headshaking sufferers in clinical trials at De Montfort University
  • Contoured mesh for a comfortable fit over the muzzle
  • Totally unobtrusive and permitted by British Dressage and British Eventing for use in competition (see rule applying to the use of nose nets for each organization)
  • Now available to fit Grackle and Micklem® Bridles*

Micklem® is a registered trademark of Horseware Products Ltd.

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Product Description

The innovative Net Relief Muzzle Net was the first product we developed back in 2001 – a simple horse nose net that continues to make a difference to horses’ lives helping to alleviate the symptoms of headshaking worldwide.

Unlike traditional nets that cover the whole muzzle, its contoured, shaped design covers only the top half of the muzzle. Once in place, it is unobtrusive, allows saliva to escape from the mouth freely, and does not interfere with the horse’s breathing. It can remain on the bridle at all times and places no restriction on the type of bit or noseband used.

Fully Adjustable, Net Relief Muzzle Net is attached to the noseband via hook and loop straps, which allows it to be adjusted up, or down and tailored to every horse. The Nets are easy to replace and refills are available in the pack.

The results of ‘Net Relief’ in Clinical Trials at De Montfort University in the UK were outstanding:
79% of the animals experienced an improvement in symptoms
84% of respondents said Net Relief was easy to use.
88% of respondents said Net Relief had an attractive appearance on the horse.

British Dressage and British Eventing* permit the muzzle net to be used in competition meaning that headshaking horses and ponies can perform at their true potential.

(*Always check the relevant rule book for details)

We are happy to help. If you have a head shaker or have a question about headshaking, please contact us.


Can I use the Muzzle Net for field turnout? The Muzzle Nets are made of a fine mesh and designed to be used for ridden work only.  For sun protection in the field, we recommend the Field Relief Muzzle Protector.

Does the Muzzle Net Filter out pollen? No, it does not. It would be impossible to screen out pollen without greatly restricting the amount of air the horse can breathe. This makes Net Relief Muzzle Net suitable for use by competition horses who have to exert themselves in order to perform.

Will the Muzzle Net fit on all types of bridle nosebands?  The Muzzle Net can be altered to fit various bridles – please contact us directly for alteration instructions.

How does the Muzzle Net work? The success of half nets suggests that they do not actively filter out pollens, the holes are just too big. They may work by distorting the airflow through the nose or distract/comfort the horse.

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Pony, Cob/Horse, Oversize

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