Quality leather, with strong stitching and rivets. Comes with swivel chain. Available in two styles:
Breaking In for green or suspect horses made with a d-ring for speed of installation and release and the safety provided to the handler (first image).
Fence Walkers for general and repetitive work like pawing, fence walking, separation anxiety, etc, double stitched and with a buckle, these hobbles are overkill in quality (second image).
There are a number of very important reasons why we've created our own hobbles, these eliminate the following issues found with other makes:
Substandard Buckles and tongues bend and let go during crucial times;
Hobbles with buckles and holes are not acceptable for the work on horses larger than foals or mini and tear through in no time;
Twin strap Hobbles that don't have the straps stitched, with holes soon fail to allow the holes to line up due to uneven stretching. This presents a slowness danger to us;
Hobbles with holes tear and rip through in no time and are not suitable for the work;
Fake Sheep Skin lines hobbles burn and rub horses;
Single strap hobbles are simply not strong enough for the job and a waste of money.
NB: These are not for pulling up the back legs of horses. See Back Leg Strap for that job.
See the 'Leg Restraints' dvd for how to train with them here...
Finally, a comprehensive look at the complete subject of the whole range of leg restraint training including all of the safety aspects, facilities and equipment covered for the safety of your horse, from injury or death into the future.