OK I guess I'm stupid. I have used stirrup hobbles for years. I put them on with th buckle in the back, but it never seemed to make a difference how I put them on other than that - which way the buckle was facing - toward the front of the horse or the back. I recently started making hand tooled tirrup hobbbles and selling them on e-bay. I've received nothing but good review, although I know I am just learning. Anyway, I got a message last night about a pair of stirrup hobbles that had a picture of a deer on both hobbles.
" you put the strape going back words the deer is up side down.
Do it and you will see that the deer is up side down.because you want both strapes going
Backwards.the long piece.so we can't use them this way at all.one hobbleshould be going right,one shouls be going left.if you put them on right.and that makes the deer not right.if they were plan it wouldnt matter.but because of the deer that's the problem.know the same (the deer).can you put them on a saddle?."
I put the hobbles on my saddle, and I just didn't see a problem - the buckle is in the back,either way I put it, and the tooled side is correct. IS there a 'right" and 'left " hobble? PLEASE someone, HELP!!!