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Re: [RC] Hobbles - Lindak

Hobbling has some very good benefits, many of which you mentioned.   My 5
y.o. gelding had been taught to stand hobbled and was pretty good.  One
evening while out horse  camping  with other friends, I hobbled my gelding,
then put him in a small portable corral by himself.  Something must have
spooked him OR he was frustrated, because he reared high in the air and when
he came down, each leg was on a different side of the top bar of the corral.
He was off balance just enough that he couldn't rear again, but he was
struggling to free himself.  I just knew he would break one of his legs and
I ran to get a knife to cut the hobbles.  Some how, as I remember it, the
corral came apart, and the side on which my gelding was hanging, fell to the
ground and my gelding  escaped ok.  Just a scrape or two.  But I would never
leave a hobbled horse in another portable OR non-portable pipe corral. Just
one experience that really scared & alerted me to possible dangers of
hobbling.  And yes horses can do a medium fast rabbit-hop type of canter
while hobbled.  IT is hilarious to watch.
Lake Elsinore CA

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[RC] Hobbles, Tamara Taylor