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    06-05-2012, 07:41 PM
  #1
Foal
hobbles

Question on them I have some about 2 inch thick nylon utah hobbles seem to be rubbing one horse a lot. Are the thinner 1 inch hobbles better for rubbing and also what about nylon vs. leather. Thought about getting a pair of the 1 inch leathers but wanted to hear from anyone with experience. Thanks
     
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    06-05-2012, 08:36 PM
  #2
Green Broke
We have 1" and 1.5" leather hobbles on our saddles. They have the single ring, not the double. Haven't had an issue with rubbing.
Do your horses move a lot while hobbled?
     
    06-05-2012, 09:43 PM
  #3
Trained
When I was hobble-shopping I enquired and was told by several people that nylon rubs more than leather. I went with leather 1 1/2" hobbles and never had any issues with rubbing. This is the style I use. I like how they slide and move with the horse.

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If you are using 2" now, I think you will find the 1" very small on your horse.
     
    06-05-2012, 10:35 PM
  #4
Yearling
I'm glad someone started this. I'd always high lined (even a staked rarely), bu I'm sure the day will come when I end up some place with no trees or post and hobbling might be a better choice than staking over night (area permitting). I was thinking about using hobbles. Funny that after 44 years I'd seldom ever hobbled a horse (most of mine had never been hobbled) and used a bit of rope to hobble with even then.
So this will be of interest to even an old timer like me. As a distance rider I know the day will come at some point (unless I'm amazingly lucky )
     
    06-05-2012, 10:55 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I prefer grazing hobbles myself like shown in the top picture here: SRS Pickets & Hobbles

They allow a bit more freedom of movement and so less likely to cause any harm.
     
    06-06-2012, 09:46 AM
  #6
Weanling
I used nylon hobbles at first because they were less expensive than leather. I regretted the purchase. The nylon hobbles rubbed at the edges. I've since moved to leather and I've been pleased.

Even though I highline at night if I have a horse that paws I'll hobble it on the highline to keep it from digging.
     

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