These knee hobbles can be configured as a figure of 8 or as two simple loops. They can be fitted to the horse's knees or pasterns, and they have three different size adjustments with an interlocking 'key' design. Both loops can be adjusted separately (i.e. you can have one tighter than the other).
The Quick Release Knee Hobbles are made from two layers of our 5mm heavy duty chrome-tanned harness leather. We have fully stitched the perimeter, along the centre, and around the holes for extra reinforcement.
When Angus cut the last batch of these hobbles he added another key hole to one end of the hobbles. So now, to carry the hobbles when you're riding, you can put them around your horse's neck and do them up. The distance between the new key hole and first saw tooth is the same distance as the middle hole on our adjustable neck tie, around 980mm or 38". (Angus can just get it around his waist over the top of his belt). If you put it around your horse's neck, it will sit up towards the head. It would be tight on a clumper but fine on anything like a Thoroughbred, Quarter horse and of course a Stock horse.
Before products leave the workshop, they are hand finished by Angus and his team with a treatment that is designed to specifically enhance and protect that product. We work to ensure that all Angus Barrett products are ready for work or show.
The Knee Hobbles are made from heavy duty chrome leather that has been oiled and is ready for use.
With use, if the knee hobbles become dry, we recommend using a surface leather dressing, like the Angus Barrett Leather Dressing, to condition it.
We recommend that you do not use any oil to care for your Angus Barrett leather product.
If the knee hobbles require cleaning, simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth. Please note that most leather products will darken with age, use and after dressing.