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post #11 of 16 Old 02-15-2008, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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I see horses trained alot with hock hobbels and such for western. Its dreadful.
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post #12 of 16 Old 02-15-2008, 10:16 AM
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I can't imagine how they can be used in riding... I heard only about using them to teach horse to stand still and not to be afraid when something "catch" her leg on, say, trail or in wire.
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post #13 of 16 Old 02-15-2008, 10:20 AM
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Nah, I'd never use them.
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post #14 of 16 Old 02-15-2008, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by .Delete.
That i can understand. But when i start having problems with hobbles when people use them for riding training. Like the western pleasure horses that where hobbled to slow them down. Thats when i start to think hobbles are wrong.
Oh my...I never knew that :/
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post #15 of 16 Old 02-15-2008, 11:41 AM
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Yea, anyone trying to ride their horse in hobbles deserves to be bucked off and trampled on.

Normally hobbles are used to keep the horse still when theres nothing around to tie it to. Cowboys in the west used to hobble their horses when there were no trees around for tyeing.

You have to train a horse to accept a hobble properly before you try to use it, otherwise the horse might hurt itself.

I never used them because I never needed to. Some people hobble their horses when they are tied up in the stall for further reinforcement of patience. It can help to break your horse's pawing habit too.
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post #16 of 16 Old 02-15-2008, 10:41 PM
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my view is that i have had horses now for 24 years. in that time i have never seen hobbles used for anything. i cant imagine something that i have never had need for would be something i would ever have to use. i think its unnecessary for training reasons but the reasons like vida mentioned are fair enough

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