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        11-23-2009, 02:23 PM
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    New Rasp

    Just saw this new rasp:

    Riders Rasp - Rasp / Hoof Picks / Hoof Knives

    Anyone use it yet? I am thinking about getting it to use on my weanling to get rid of his rough edges when he gets chips between farrier visits.
         
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        11-23-2009, 03:05 PM
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    Weanling
    It looks pretty neat. Does it have a coarse side and a fine side? I can't tell.
         
        11-23-2009, 03:29 PM
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    Trained
    It's probably not the best tool for filing horse feet, especially for the price, and I doubt there is a rough and smooth edge given the size. I would invest in a 'real' horse rasp, if you are wanting to help your baby's feet. But, you really need to seek out a farrier first, in order to make sure you are getting the angles correct, especially because they are young and developing.
         
        11-23-2009, 03:31 PM
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    Started
    I have a real rasp. This one seems better, IMO because you're not really messing with angles, your just gently smoothing the edges.
         
        11-23-2009, 03:38 PM
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    Showing
    That was a discussion about this "device" on this forum while back when it just came on market. I (and number of other people here who do own trim) don't like the idea of it. :) You can look I believe in "Tack" section.
         
        11-23-2009, 03:48 PM
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    ^^ know the name of the thread? Its hard to just look up rasp and find what you're talking about.
         
        11-23-2009, 04:28 PM
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    Green Broke
    If you search "riders rasp" there will be four total threads listed - your's included.
         
        11-23-2009, 04:30 PM
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    Started
    ^^ thanks. I am search impaired. Also I didnt think about horses with rolled toes.
         
        11-23-2009, 09:25 PM
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    Weanling
    I read the discussion and most people thought it was a waste of money. I thought it was a neat idea, but actual reviews made it seems a waste.
         
        11-24-2009, 06:47 AM
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    Trained
    If you just want to clean up rough edges/chips between farrier visits, you can find a 'generic' hoof rasp for less than $10 at the online equine supply stores that will last you for years.
         

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