Home Current News News Archive Shop/Advertise Ridecamp Classified Events Learn/AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

[RC] neck collars - Andrea Day

Those who hobble--the inexpensive nylon hobbles from Stateline, etc. make great neck collars. It's a good idea to teach a horse to hobble anyway--gets'em to stand still when saddling, mounting, etc. and you can go back to remedial training and put the hobbles on if you're having trouble saddling an excited, squirming horse at a ride. If you ever hobble train, you'll be a believer. When I go camping, I take the hobbles along to graze the horses at the lunch stop, and they carry them around their necks unless we're in heavy timber(I worry that they might snag a branch through.) They're easy to get at around the neck. Of course, I have one knothead that can run faster WITH hobbles than without, but three legged works for him ;) Hobble training has saved my horses when caught in wire as well as preventing a runaway when the rope wrapped around a leg; it saved my bacon (and Zinger's) when he caught his legs in a sand covered cable while I was riding. Instead of panicking and thrashing around, he stood till I could get the heavy cable off. After watching a friend's horse go nutso and fall on her while wrapped in wire, I BELIEVE!

Add photos to your e-mail with MSN 8. Get 2 months FREE*. http://join.msn.com/?page=features/featuredemail

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Ridecamp is a service of Endurance Net, http://www.endurance.net. Information, Policy, Disclaimer: http://www.endurance.net/Ridecamp Subscribe/Unsubscribe http://www.endurance.net/ridecamp/logon.asp

Ride Long and Ride Safe!!