Hobble

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A Hobble is a strap or other device placed around the pastern of the leg to prevent a horse (or other livestock animal) from wandering far, usually by linking two or more legs together

They are sometimes used to prevent a mare from kicking whilst being covered by a stallion

A half-hobble attaches to only one foot, with the other end usually attached to a rope called a picket line

A Hobble is a strap or other device placed around the pastern of the leg to prevent a horse (or other livestock animal) from wandering far, usually by linking two or more legs together
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