Originally Posted by goldilockz
Is hobbling always necessary for every horse?
No but to me yes.ll If the horse ever tangles in wire or catches a foot I want him to stand without destroying himself. It also teaches patience and I hobble almost daily for 1/2 hour. For grooming, for saddling I just hobble. I teach to hobble on all 4 and tether for grazing on one hind.
I feel anything you do with a horse helps establish a relatationship
Hobbling this something I do when I first look at a horse to consider buying. I rough hobble him to see how he fights restraints. I will not buy a prospect that is to quick to fight.
Hobbling also teaches a horse to stand quiet, no pawing, no shifting around. Hobbling is easy to teach and within a week of starting you should have a horse that hobbles