Soft, strong 5/8" nylon rope makes this the smoothest hobble you have ever used. Push the rawhide button through the loop and you’ve locked the hobble in place. Hobbling your Horse Patience is a valuable trait in any horse and hobbles are an effective tool for teaching such a trait. Whether you want to ground-tie a horse or just keep one from fidgeting or digging while standing tied, you can get the results you desire with hobbles and some training time. The proper fit for hobbles gives a couple of inches of slack when the horse is standing square.