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post #21 of 71 Old 02-26-2012, 03:01 AM
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I personally have no problems with this hoof pick. In fact, I have the same one in lime green and I love it!



But I'm sure if I had this it'd be a lot better...



OHH and I hate these! The picks are just completely square, like the manufacturer didn't even try to make a point! I have a few of these for spares...which I hopefully will never need to use!

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post #22 of 71 Old 02-26-2012, 06:11 AM
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I have this one pick I got from Tractor Supply that I *love.* It's sharp, blue n purple with a nice squishy-ish grip that you can flip sideways and do a lot of damage too. And? It's made in the USA ;) Dunno the brand. Just got it at TSC. I do know it was at least 4 bucks, but it's not a whole lot, but it's no .89...
Obviously hoof pick manufacturers have finally realized that they can apply the 'equine pricing' law to such a simple tool.

Equine pricing law=take something common, simple or ordinary, add the word horse or equine to the name, and charge 10x more.

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Ok I have so many hoof picks its pathetic. My first ever hoofpick I bought about 6months ago broke the first time I tried to pull a bit of mud out. Cursing, I went and bought a new one. This one I used for about 2 weeks but it was so blunt and it soon bent out of shape. I boughtt one with the brush on its end and they are okay, I don't mind them but they are pretty blunt though I now have quite a few of them around. I want a really good one like them

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post #24 of 71 Old 02-26-2012, 08:47 AM
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Ok, now lets back this up just a little bit, okay?
Pix of good picks are a fantastic thing, but I also have to make sure I don't run afoul of patent/copyright/intellectual property.
So, lets figure this one out!
What are the qualities of a good performing pick?
Pointy end sharp or flat, or combination?
Straight point or hooked?
Does a handle help or hinder?
Theoretically, if I can make these in a cost effective fashion, and they work as we'd like them to, we may be onto something.
I already have everything on hand to make prototypes, but I do very much like the horseshoe versions, from an aesthetic perspective.
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Ok, now lets back this up just a little bit, okay?
Pix of good picks are a fantastic thing, but I also have to make sure I don't run afoul of patent/copyright/intellectual property.
So, lets figure this one out!
What are the qualities of a good performing pick?
Pointy end sharp or flat, or combination?
Straight point or hooked?
Does a handle help or hinder?
Theoretically, if I can make these in a cost effective fashion, and they work as we'd like them to, we may be onto something.
I already have everything on hand to make prototypes, but I do very much like the horseshoe versions, from an aesthetic perspective.
Me too! I think it would be great if the customers had the option to send in one of their own horse's shoes and have you make them into hoof picks....

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post #26 of 71 Old 02-26-2012, 09:53 AM
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Me too! I think it would be great if the customers had the option to send in one of their own horse's shoes and have you make them into hoof picks....
Maybe so, but its a nightmare to keep them all straight if things get really busy with orders. Might be possible....will cogitate on the idea....
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post #27 of 71 Old 02-26-2012, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, now lets back this up just a little bit, okay?
Pix of good picks are a fantastic thing, but I also have to make sure I don't run afoul of patent/copyright/intellectual property.
So, lets figure this one out!
What are the qualities of a good performing pick?
Pointy end sharp or flat, or combination?
Straight point or hooked?
Does a handle help or hinder?
Theoretically, if I can make these in a cost effective fashion, and they work as we'd like them to, we may be onto something.
I already have everything on hand to make prototypes, but I do very much like the horseshoe versions, from an aesthetic perspective.
Well, to me a reasonably "sharp" pointed end is desirable, to ensure that it can effectively and safely pick ALL hooves...as some hooves have deeper, narrower crevices. Obviousely, there is a limit on "how sharp a point" so as to not be dangerous, which in this case is, in part, a function of it's graduation. I find the "ergonomic" handled ones, which I have been a sucker and bought (e.g., Oster), are over-done (i.e., they are over the max necessary to get a comfy grip...and the pick is substandard). The flat wide ends (like a screw driver) again limit access to "peaks" of narrow crevices, as well as don't "grab" big stuff for quick clean removal.
I just love the horseshoe version cowchick posted, too. But, I am more than willing to forgoe aesthetics for funcionality. Sure is neat, though!

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I personally have no problems with this hoof pick. In fact, I have the same one in lime green and I love it!



But I'm sure if I had this it'd be a lot better...



OHH and I hate these! The picks are just completely square, like the manufacturer didn't even try to make a point! I have a few of these for spares...which I hopefully will never need to use!

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I use the top and bottom, and have never had a problem with either. Don't really see the issue, both pic the mud on gravel out. I don't worry about spottless becuae as soon as I put his fott down he's going to crap and then step in it. Only other one I like is the folding combo knife one I keep in my saddle bag.
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I use the top and bottom, and have never had a problem with either. Don't really see the issue, both pic the mud on gravel out. I don't worry about spottless becuae as soon as I put his fott down he's going to crap and then step in it. Only other one I like is the folding combo knife one I keep in my saddle bag.
Well, a horses foot was designed to keep "nice dirt" in it, that is healthy. I am after the organic "icky stuff" in crevices that tends to "stick" and can cause thrush or the like. I can't get it out w what amounts to the dull end of an olive fork.

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post #30 of 71 Old 02-26-2012, 12:49 PM
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This is the very reason I am glad I constantly lost hoofpicks back when I was younger, because I would go buy more, then a month later I would find the one I lost and would be up one hoofpick. Now I have like 5 in my trunk and I am determined to not lose them for fear of having to purchase one that doesn't do the job.
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