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    03-03-2010, 04:57 PM
Talk me through hobbling?

Yes, I suppose I could go on YouTube and find thousands of videos showing how to hobble a horse, but I wouldn't know a good way from a bad way [besides an obvious, 'they're beating their horse' type video] so I was wondering if you could talk me through it or find a good video? What kind of hobbles should I get? Pictures of what to use is preferable. Thanks in advance!
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    03-03-2010, 05:05 PM
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    03-03-2010, 05:08 PM
    03-03-2010, 05:15 PM
I was just going to post the clips that Westonsma posted. That's about how I do it but I have gone to only using rope hobbles for my horses for the simple reason that if I should need a piece of rope for something then I have it.
    03-03-2010, 06:57 PM
There has been a number of posts on hobbling. I will try to find some of them. Marecare and I talked about how to do it. I will look for links.
I made my first pair of hobbles from cloth and an elastic band. Now I just buy them.
I hobble daily for brushing or saddling. Cross tying is only done for shoing

This is one link
    03-03-2010, 07:01 PM
This is a pair of bought cuffs with what I call a soft link. It has some give for a new horse. I switch to a chain later on. I hobble the front, the back and sometimes all 4 just to mess with him. He is fine no matter what I do
    03-03-2010, 07:06 PM
This is a pair of homemade hobbles on the back with the soft link.
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    03-03-2010, 07:09 PM
This is the post I was looking for
Training Horse To Accept Hobbles
    03-03-2010, 07:57 PM
I have been hobbling for at least 25 years and I do not like the first video, the use of a rope or the lack of conditioning the horse to his first hobble.
I spend 5-10 minutes a day for 3 days and then hobble without a problem, no fight and no chance of the horse being hurt.
I have used a twisted towel but now percondition the horse with a soft rope but not tied to a leg and then on the 4th day a set of soft link hobbles. I did 2 horses recently for others and both took to the hobbles
without the least fight.

Again I would not do it like I saw in the first video. Do it the way Marecare suggests. That is the way I do it too.

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