pennbo at bbv.net
Sat Jan 28 12:45:46 EST 2006
>For MSAR, I find the
>handiest thing is when I need to tie off to a tree, the hobbles will keep
>my horses from pawing and damaging the ground around the tree.
I hadn't thought of this but what a good idea. Not only are restrictions
becoming tougher about being in wilderness areas but keeping a horse
from being too 'fidgety' while tree tied is also safer - especially if
there are multiple horses tied to one tree OR low lying branches. Mine
aren't hobble trained yet but they are rope trained. I'll have to work
on hobbles now.
>I went out, saw he was caught in the wire, went
>back to the barn for the cutters, went back out, cut him out of the
>wire....he stood there the whole time until I pulled all the wire away
>and then he moved to follow me to the barn.
This is the main reason mine are rope trained. To avoid injury in sticky
situations. Good points in your post Mary!
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