The Benefits of Leg Restraint (Hobble) Training 




In the words of Mr. HP:


  • My foals are trained from 14 days old and it is to protect them from injury in fences for the rest of their lives. To protect the investment and to save massive veterinary costs if caught in a fence as so many are.

  • To give them calmness  and to take away the 'flight response' which is the biggest danger that faces them in their domesticated world.

  • To teach them to think things through rather than panic, rip and tear.

  • To get them used to worst scenarios and to make them good all around safe Horses of the future.


  • To take a look at the true underlying personality as an assessment. This let's me know what I am truly dealing with. The personality beneath the surface. Is the horse prone to 'lose it'? Is it a panicky type, is it cool, calm and collected. Is it a thinker? Would it kill you if you got hung up?

  • To teach all Horses that I handle, to stand on 3 legs for unless they are taught, they can never be the best shoeing horse. Because they use the Farrier as their 4th leg and some will drop them, thereby commence the ruination of the shoeing routine.

  • To be able to handle the back legs of dangerous Horses and to make them safe for Owners

  • To remove the danger from when a Rider may come off in the future, to save them being dragged and kicked.


  • To fix ear shy Horses

  • To fix kickers

  • To fix Float scrambles

  • To fix pawers and hole diggers

  • To fix separation anxiety.

  • To load the unloadable real bad Horses.

  • To protect people from being struck by front legs during treatment or handling

  • To stop Float ramp kickers.


  • To worm the unwormable Horse

  • To Clip the unclipable Horse

  • To save Horses lives and enable Veterinary treatment when Horses object and no crush is available.

  • To protect Vet's, Horse Dentists, Clippers and so on from either back or front legs.

  • To protect Stallions from being ruined by kicking Mares.

  • To assist in the performance of the 'Endorphin Tap'

  • To get shoes on an objectionable Horse

  • To heighten the training so well that they will never kick a kid.

  • To lighten horses up.

  • To increase respect of Owners.

  • To put Horses back into their Box when they may rise above the Owner and become uncontrollable.

  • and many more......:)

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