ridecamp@endurance.net: hobbles


Greenall (greenall@vermontel.com)
Thu, 6 Feb 1997 21:09:08 +0000

While reading all the posts about falling off and sacking out, I
thought I would share with you a technique I use, hobbles. I teach
every horse we have to hobble with the thought that someday it may
save his life. If a horse catches a leg in a fence / hole / rein /
anything, I don't want them to panic. Amazing how easy they adapt to
hobbles, grazing within a minute or two with no big deal. I proved
this technique finally when my aged Arab got into some box wire that
was buried under a new trail we had cut. He simply stopped, looked
down at his leg, back up at me and stood there.
John and Sue Greenall

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