I have a 2-yr-old colt who is just rather "bored" when he is tied. He will chew on anything in front of him, as well as try to put his leg up on anything in front of him. So when he's tied to my trailer, he's chewing on my lights on the wheel wells, or pawing at the hubcaps, or trying to stand on the running board or wheel wells.
I know that the "key" to getting a horse to stand tied nicely, is to do it alot! So I am going to try to do more of that this summer when I can (I board my horses, so I'm not going to have him tied up when I am not there!!).
I plan on bringing him with as a buddy to any shows I take my other horse to. However, I'd like him not to destroy the side of my trailer in his boredom. He doesn't have an issue being left alone, so that's good.
So I thought about hobbling his front legs while he's tied at my trailer, so at least my hubcaps will be safe.
I guess I can't say that I've seen a hobbled horse tied at a trailer before at a show, so just wondering if I'd be out of my element for doing that.
Any specific precautions before I buy some and try some? I figured the first time I put them on, I'd have him loose on his lead rope, so that if he needs to hop around to figure it out, he has the room. He's pretty laid back and doesn't mind when things around around his feet and legs, so I don't expect to have much issue with them.
But I guess I've also never used hobbles before, so thought I'd better check for tips on here before I do!