Originally Posted by musicalmarie1
You know, smorbs, now that I think back I do remember someone telling me to use a rope to teach an ornery pony how to pick up his back feet without kicking. There wasn't any tying involved, just looping it behind his leg and lifting while I held the rope.
I've also seen people use those ropes that almost look like shackles on the horse's feet to keep them from running off (used properly).
Still. Farrier should have known better.
What you are talking about is different than what the farrier did. The farrier scotch hobbled the horse…badly from the sounds of it…and has nothing to do with hobbles that "keep a horse from running off".