I have 2 sets of hobbles.One is old set of leather ones,other is nylon with felt padding. I prefer the leather ones seem less bulky & clunky
. I rarely use hobbles but think it is good if a horse is broke to them. found them good if you are out on the trail & your at a rest stop & want to let your horse graze. Also Used them on my old stud when I'd let him out of his pen to graze on the lawn.He could cruise around pretty good in them
Know some that have used them in breaking horses,hobbling for saddling etc. not my choice for that kinda thing but it worked for them..