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post #1 of 8 Old 07-27-2012, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hobble Training

I have a vague idea what this is and what it is used for, but I want some more information. How is it done? What are some opinions on the matter?
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-27-2012, 07:24 PM
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I think hobble training is a great thing to teach horses. If they ever get hung up in wire they will stand until someone cuts them out or if you can't tie your horse you can hobble. But if not taught correctly all a horse learns is that he can run pretty far and fast with three legs!
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-27-2012, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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How is it taught? Could anyone give me a step by step process?
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-27-2012, 07:53 PM
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I'm actually doing a video on it this weekend. I could put it up on this thread if anyone was interested. I have a 10-year old gelding that isn't real good about his feet so I'm going to hobble break him and then trim him.
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Cool Ian!

I'm sure there are better ways than I know. The way I was taught is not the safest. I would rather someone else post on the "how to".

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Cool Ian!

I'm sure there are better ways than I know. The way I was taught is not the safest. I would rather someone else post on the "how to".
You have piqued my curiosity!
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-27-2012, 08:35 PM
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Would love to see, Ian - your videos are always good viewing!
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-27-2012, 10:06 PM
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It's not much different than getting them used to having their feet picked up for cleaning and trimming. Wrap (don't tie) a rope around their hoof. Hold both ends and pull until their leg comes up. Only release when they don't try to get their hoof back. Do this to both front legs. When they get good at that, make an 8 around both front legs. Again don't tie the rope. That would be just like hobbling but you can release it if needed.
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