I use a six foot piece of cotton rope for hobbles. I wrap it once around the off-side leg then twist it together and wrap it once around the near side leg and then tie it in a square knot. The advantage to this is that they rarely slip off the cannon bones and they don't chafe. It can also be used for other things in an emergency unlike hobbles which are pretty much only hobbles.
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