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post #11 of 20 Old 03-08-2010, 02:40 PM
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He may have had a reason. You should have ask him.
My thought exactly. It will do no good for us to guess what his reason might be. Why not ask?
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^ We have to remember that it was her opinion that she made based on inferences. If I asked someone why they did something every time I questioned them in my head then I would get nothing done, ever.


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post #13 of 20 Old 03-08-2010, 08:54 PM
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^ We have to remember that it was her opinion that she made based on inferences. If I asked someone why they did something every time I questioned them in my head then I would get nothing done, ever.
Agreed. But the guy also abused his horses in other ways. For instance Havana was badly dehydrated and her ribs were sticking waaay out And I think (never saw him do this, but I didn't stick around to long) he also did some whipping. Because Havana freaks at sticks, whips, and she's head shy. I'm just glad he had to get rid of all his horses, at least the horses had a chance at a better life.

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post #14 of 20 Old 03-08-2010, 09:18 PM
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Next time I head down to moms, I am going to start working Tom on hobbles. I think they are valuable on the trail, when grooming, if the horse gets caught up in something, or really any time you want your horse to stand still and not fidget.

I see no harm in hobbles if they are properly fitted and the horse is acclimated with them, they can do a lot less damage than a rope, that is for sure.

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post #15 of 20 Old 03-08-2010, 09:19 PM
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I've always wanted to teach my QH how to hobble. Just a good "skill" (if you can call it a skill) for them to learn.. ya never know when it will come in handy. One day I'll get around to teaching him :)

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post #16 of 20 Old 03-08-2010, 09:54 PM
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I am definately planning on hobble training Bundy and Latte - Just have to find the time.

I think it is a great skill for a horse to have and I think I could find it very useful. There is nothing cruel or wrong about it when done properly.

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post #17 of 20 Old 03-08-2010, 11:26 PM
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I had to teach my youngster to hobble, as she is a chronic pawer and was bound to damage herself when tied to the float. I once found her with both front feet up on the wheel arch of my float, so it was safer for both her and my float to hobble her.

She's much better now though, so I do need them very often at all anymore

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post #18 of 20 Old 03-08-2010, 11:56 PM
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Might try it on our new TWH too, she is horrendous with standing still, LOVES to paw... Might be a great lesson for her.

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I've never been introduced to it. Nor did I know people still used anything like it so I taught my horse patience a different way. I suppose if I ever went away to trail ride I would possibly try one out. The more research I do the less I dislike it.


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post #20 of 20 Old 03-09-2010, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Personally, anyone who doesn't like hobbles, doesn't understand their purpose.

I agree with this now


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