Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 29, 2008
We have been using and selling Dutton bits for several years now. We have not found anything that we like better. These bits that are shown here are bits that we like to keep in stock to sell customers. They usually sell very fast when we get a shipment in. So, if you are interested in purchasing one of these bits please let us know. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org Or give us a call. We will answer any questions that you have about these bits and others that we have. The prices for these bits run in the $50 to $70 range.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
-If a horse moves when being tacked. We will put hobbles on them in the cross ties.
-All of our riders carry a set of hobbles on their saddle at all times, because if they are ever in a situation were there is no place to tie their horse they just put on the hobbles.
-If a horse does not stand to mount. We mount and dismount the horse repetitively until it stands. Once the horse learns to stand and mount with the hobbles then we take the hobbles off and do the same thing to make sure that the horse understands to stand when mounted.
These are the type of hobbles that we use. We have used many different kinds and these are the easiest and safest to use, in our opinion. They are just the right width between the horses front feet and they have easy buckles to get on and off of the horses legs.
In this picture the horse is figuring out how far he can lift his foot and even walk. There are some horses that learn how to walk with the hobbles on. Just very slow small steps.
This horse figured out what he was supposed to do with in a matter of minutes. He never once fell to his knees in the process. There are occasions were they will fall. If they do fall make sure that they get up, but do not take the hobbles off. They can get back up with the hobbles. If you take the hobbles off before the horse learns to stand then you will teach very bad habits and cause more problems then you are fixing.
Once the horse has learned to stand with hobbles loose in a round pen, or secure area, start to use them to aid with other training issues. Don't be afraid to try hobbles. They will change things for the better between horse and handler. When a horse knows its boundaries it will be a much happier horse. Also, as a handler you must realize that sometimes things get worse before they get better. If hobbles are used in the proper way they can be a very useful training aid. Let me know how things go with your hobbling, and if you have any further questions on the subject. Good Luck. If you would like to buy the kind of hobbles that we use let us know. We sell them for $35 shipping and handling included. You can email us at email@example.com
Till next time, Tiffany