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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:



 

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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:
 

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Owie. Thx for the info. Hope the goaty is ok.
 

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Ouch..Thanks for the warning!!
 

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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.
 
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