Hobbles come in handy more often than you think. Since horses should never be tied up with a mecate, hobbles are a perfect way to both secure your horse and protect the investment you have made in a beautiful mecate.
We currently have pictures of only one style, but will be offering more soon. Please click on the photos to enlarge.
|This is a pair of our 1" Indian Tan Utah hobbles. They
are strong, yet soft and flexible. This particular pair is not suitable for hobble
breaking as they are too narrow, but they would be great for a hobble
broke horse. We do make them wider, which would allow them to be used for
hobble breaking or for horses who still try their hobbles occasionally.
These are also available with round rings rather than the squares as shown
and/or with an extra long tail so it can be wrapped completely around one
of the legs. That is great for very small horses or those who like to
travel when hobbled.
$48 as shown
|These padded hobbles are for the hobble broke horse. We make
them with a 3/4" leather strap overlay (1-1/8" actual width
including padding) and a 1" leather overlay (1-3/8" actual width
including padding). This pair has a 1" overlay. The padding is soft
and flexible for the horses' comfort. This pair is made with a latigo
overlay, but they could be made with any of our bridle leathers or
skirting leather as the overlay.
|The same hobble photographed from above to show the padding.|
|This all leather Cowboy hobble is a nice choice for starting
a horse out with hobbles. These are two layers of latigo leather and are
1-1/2" wide. We have also made these out of heavy Indian Tan for more
flexibility. The only hardware on these hobbles is the buckle.
|The same Cowboy hobble photographed from above.|
|These are our Brannaman style
single ring hobbles. They are made to Buck's specifications based on a
pair he made himself several years ago. They are 1-1/2" wide burgundy
latigo with nylon webbing sandwiched between the two layers. These are
extremely strong and are suitable for introducing your horse to hobbles.
|The same hobbles photographed from the top clearly show the nylon layer.|