I'd like to stay under $40 for each item but, as far as the rasp goes, I need it to be sharp, not clog super easily (the one I have now clogs like a jerk), and able to survive humidity. I store my hoof care tools in my grain bin where it stays super dry but since I do live in Oregon, during the winter, that rasp does see dampness. I make sure to not let it get wet-wet but my current rasp has gotten somewhat rusty just from the dampness it has encountered.
As far as a hoof knife, I don't have one right now and I'm not sure how much I would really end up using it but I probably should have one in my "arsenal".
I have this one bookmarked as a good one...I think someone recommended it on another thread?
The Billy Loop Knife | PTBLK
Since I'll likely not be using it a ton, can I get away with a cheaper one or should I stick with that?
As far as a rasp goes, I have no idea what I'm looking for. If I order the above knife, I'd like to order the rasp from the same site to avoid extra shipping costs... Here's a list of their options.
Rasp-wise, I don't particularly care about a "perfect" finish or anything like that. Really, right now all I'm pretty much using on my rasp is the really sharp side. The "finishing" side sees use maybe once every 3 trims..maybe.
I'm the only one looking at her hooves so yknow... haha