Simple, clever device. Restrains adult sheep and goats by holding neck and front legs alongside each other. Without the use of its front feet or the ability to raise its head, the animal is immobilized.
- For trimming hooves or tagging ears.
- For transporting individual animals on ATV’s and ATV trailers.
- To take the “fight” out of lambing and kidding females when you need to intervene and/or leave the animal to go for extra supplies. Nearly as useful as a 2nd person (but less expensive and less interesting).
Easy to carry by hand, waist belt, ATV, motorbike or horse.
- 4-1/2" neck opening
- For adult sheep and goats
- Made of nearly-indestructible polycarbonate
How to Use
- Place the gambrel over the animal's neck.
- Slide legs into footholds, one on each side.
- Guide string under neck and secure. What's the string for? Extra security when you need to restrain an animal for longer periods. Also handy for attaching the gambrel to an ATV.
Any livestock restraint may cause some degree of stress, but they do not cause pain to the sheep when used properly.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Paula H from Mississippi
Premier has fast shipping as always, BUT this product does NOT work as stated.
I have a VERY pregnant 2yr old full size Lamancha goat. She needed her feet trimmed one last time before she delivers. I am very gentle with my goats, and most of my goats dont complain,but due to lack of attention, by her recent previous owner, her hooves are somewhat mishapen, and have a tendency to pick up fecal matter, which quickly begins to impact and rot in places,causing a terrible smell and infection. She was not afraid of having me trim her feet, as I had already done so twice. We were growing them out. She was afraid of the Gambrel. I made sure I was familiar with it before I used it. We went to a nice shady grassy, safe area. After I got her to laydown, nuzzle me and give me a kiss. We tried the gambrel on. At first she was mystified, so I patted her, reassured her and attemped to show her the grass by her muzzle. She started to eat some grass. Stopped. Then decided the gambrel was not for her. She struggled a bit and I again reassured her. I proceeded to do the final trim on the second to last hoof and she suddenly jumped to a half standing positip and tried to run away. The trim knife sliced open the pad of my thumb 1/4 inch down and worst of all the side of her hoof causing it to bleed. I can tough it out. It’s mostly healed up now. This happened 2 wks ago, but she now has a fear of getting feet trimmed.
I don’t have a retraint device that works, and after reviewing the entire process, I found that I followed the instructions exactly. Her name is Lucibelle and she weighs between 140 and 160 depending on her condition.
Dale P from Alabama/Minnesota
I live in Alabama and already had purchased one of these. This latest one I bought was for my older sister in Minnesota.
I live alone and do all of my care and maintenance of my stock by myself. This Gambrel Restrainer is heaven sent for me. I have to trim hooves and deworm and inject my goats all by myself, so I use this restrainer to subdue the animal while I perform all the periodic or unscheduled care on my animals.
It’s true that the animal will calm down and actually eat grass or feed while in the restraint. They WILL freak out a little bit at first, but I pat them and talk calmly to them and offer feed. It works. I can trim, inocculate, and de-worm… and anything else I need to do with very little effort other than occasionally repositioning the animal to allow me to access a different hoof or something like that.
Tina E from Kansas
Easy to use, affordable, reliable. Not very often that you find a product that does exactly what it says it will do. This restrainer WORKS!
Deborah N from West Virginia
Works great, and is lightweight. Easy to apply and remove. The sheep can be positioned on their side, stomach, or back while wearing it. One acrobatic hair sheep wheelbarrowed himself accross the pen while wearing it but was easily caught up.
My vet was amazed when I used the large one on a ewe that had a real bad hind foot problem and I wanted to restrain her in a pen to be worked on. She laid quietly while he operated, medicated, bandaged and applied duct tape.
And then what really amazed me is that I used the small one on a lamb that we had to cut (yep banding works, but not every time). I was able to control that 30 pound lamb in my lap.