Definitions for "Hobbles"
Keywords:  gait, wandering, horse, fasten, cowhand
Usually made of rawhide leather cuffs or rope, hobbles bind two of a horse's legs together. This limits the animal's movement and keeps it from wandering off, yet the horse can still graze. Hobbles were used on the range so that a cowhand could easily find his horse in the morning.
Rope, cloth, or leather loops that fasten the forelegs together.
restraints that fasten around a horse's front legs below the ankle, to keep him from running off while the cowboy is out of the saddle.
See specific hobbles - BREEDING; MILKING. H08620. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.