Stockman’s Hobble Set







Stockman’s Hobble Set

2 Types –

Buckle Design : Ideally for general use. These Hobbles are over kill in quality and are made for repetitive use and pressure by Horses!!!! (ie. pawing, fence walking, float controls, separation anxiety) Double Stitched.

Tab Design : Ideally for Breaking in. The reason for this is the speed of instillation and release and the safety provided to the Handler.


There are a number of very important reasons behind my designs and testing.

  • Substandard Buckles and tongues bend and let go during crucial times.
  • Hobbles with buckles and holes are not acceptable for the work on horses large 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.
  • Hobbles with buckles are too slow to use and therefore can be dangerous for the handler



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Additional information


Buckle, Tab


  1. Steven de Kroon

    Letter to John O’Leary|Horse Problems Australia

    Hi John
    I also have a nice young stockhorse gelding who for some reason quite frequently gets ‘into’ fences lately (2yrs of nothing and now it’s like he just tries to step in them!) But he also was trained according to your system and will wait patiently for me to come out in the morning and cut him out of the fence, whereby i then have to have it reconstructed! Once he’s out, off he toddles for breakfast, go figure, he doesn’t seem the least bit worried about it. We have now replaced EVERY fence on our property, (dad is very very sick of refencing) and hopefully we won’t have anymore problems! But it’s good to know that if he gets stuck he will stand until we get him out rather than tear himself to bits!

    ALso that young Arab mare that we bought who was terrified of everything and everyone. Well now she is a very affectionate, far more stable and our boss mare, rather than the quivering bag of bones in the corner afraid of everything. We had her hobble trained and worked by a horseman who trains very similarly to you and while we still have the odd bucking problem every few months she has come ahead in leaps and bounds! She’s well on her way and will make her debut in the dressage world hopefully late next year (uni committments won’t let me have enough time to work her as much as i’d like to!)

    So yet another thanks to you for everything you are contributing to horse owners and horses everywhere. I honestly have no idea what i would have done without all your advice and help.


  2. Steven de Kroon

    Letter to John O’Leary|Horse Problems Australia

    G’ day John,
    Just thought I would share my recent experience of having my 2 month old warmblood colt stuck in the fence.
    On the way home from my three hour, weekly trip to town, I get a phone call from my father in law telling me one of the foals is stuck in the fence! Luckily I was nearly home and could promptly assess the damage( I was imagining severed tendons, deep cuts etc etc as you do!) .I was pleasantly surprised to find the little fella patiently waiting for someone to get him out! not a mark on him and no struggling,he was a little stiff from being there so long.
    This is quite remarkable as mum had given up on him and was way down the paddock grazing (She also had milk running everywhere), we estimated that he could have been there between 1-3 hours.
    He was very “stuck” and had chosen the only spot in the paddock with some barb wire, which is also part way up a steep dam bank(not sure where he thought he was going!)
    The rest of the paddock is properly fenced and electrified.
    Anyway I feel that if I hadn’t discovered your web site a few months ago, and followed your advice on training foals the outcome would have been much worse as it mostly is in these situations.
    So thanks for providing a very informative web site and may your advice bring happiness and relief to horses everywhere!!
    Cheers TJ

    Hi John,
    That colt has been halter broken, hobble trained(back and front) ,led off mum, feet picked and trimmed etc as per your DVD’s and e-books. Hobble training makes an unbelievable difference.
    Cheers TJ

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