Munk's Lightweight Goat Hobble **WARNING!**

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by RunAround, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    I got this hobble probably a year ago but it was too big for nigi's. Well it fits great on my mancha and I even put it on the way Fiasco says to. Well this is what happened today. .....

    Ghost got one of the buckles caught on her leg when she kicked:




    It took me about 30-40 minutes to work the thing off of her. I used surgical lube and thank god I had it with me. It was sooo stuck on there I almost had to take her to the vet so they could sedate her and use a bolt cutter to get it off. As it was I had to lay her on the ground, kneel on her and pull and wiggle the thing off with her screaming bloody murder.

    Here is her leg after I got it off and shaved it so i could see how bad she had hurt herself:


  2. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    I've had that happen before when I have used it, not very fun. The hobble never seemed to work anyway, I mean they could kick a lot harder and with more force with the hobble on than when they were free it seemed like. :roll:

  3. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Owie. Thx for the info. Hope the goaty is ok.
  4. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    ooo not good. Thanks for the warning. for a jumpy goat I milk with one hand and hold a leg up with the other :roll:
  6. Jenna

    Jenna New Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Ouch..Thanks for the warning!!
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    that is horrible.. :( ..Ouch.... I am sorry that happened... and I thank you for giving us warning.... :hug:
  8. Amy Goatress

    Amy Goatress New Member

    Oct 1, 2008
    Never had that happen but thanks for the warning though, we don't use the hobble anymore.
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch New Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    So. California
    Ouch! I can't imagine the noise she must have made while getting that off. The hobble we use luckily doesn't have that kind of buckle on it. I can't milk one of my does without it. I tried holding up a leg while milking with one hand, but she would still kick with the other one.