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    04-06-2009, 11:12 AM
  #1
Weanling
Riders Rasp

RidersRasp? And Natural Hoof Care Company

I just saw this in a catalog
Why would anyone buy this? If you don't know how to trim feet then why would you need this? I certainly would'nt want to risk unbalancing my horses feet. My farrier is the only person I trust to touch my horses feet.
     
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    04-06-2009, 11:51 AM
  #2
Super Moderator
Actually, I wouldn't agree. Sometime my horses feet chip off on top. I rasp the chips off and round the edge, so would be no new chipping until the next visit from my farrier. This way you won't unbalance their feet still you will keep them in decent shape.

Well, just on side note... :) I have a "normal" rasp to do that, and don't rasp on trail rides, but only in barn.
     
    04-06-2009, 04:48 PM
  #3
Weanling
Well you have to worry about those people who have the 'more is better' attitude.
     
    04-07-2009, 07:52 AM
  #4
Super Moderator
He-he-he. There are ALWAYS such people. Lol!

It's hard to imagine taking this thing out on trail ride, and somewhere in middle of park start rasping your tacked horse. That's just hilarious!
     
    04-07-2009, 01:03 PM
  #5
Weanling
Yeah, that would be a bit odd
     
    04-08-2009, 07:21 AM
  #6
Foal
RidersRasp is not a trimming tool it is a maintenance tool for horse owners. People who would buy this tool? People who can not use a regular farriers rasp. People who pay attention to their horses hooves between farrier visits. RidersRasp has finish files, so you won't remove too much hoof wall. With RidersRasp you do not put the foot between your legs, you are beside the horse. Why didn't someone think of this tool before now? An emory board for the horse! Oh, and a Farrier invented it. Am I a RidersRasp expert or what? LOL
     
    04-08-2009, 08:00 AM
  #7
Super Moderator
I have nothing wrong with people using it, but from the look (and the way the guy shown him) it does look very uncomfortable for me to use. I'd never buy one myself, but just go with the normal farrier rasp. I also really prefer to see what I'm doing when rasping the wall off...
     
    04-08-2009, 01:10 PM
  #8
Weanling
I would buy one, but a friend of mine is going to teach me how to shoe/trim horses this summer, so I'll just wait until then.
     
    04-10-2009, 04:18 PM
  #9
Foal
I think the idea of this is great...the only thing is- have you seen the price of the actual rasp? The cost of the replacement files is exactly the same price as buying a new riders rasp????
I will stick to using my regular rasp for doing a touch up of chips or something in between trims.
     
    04-10-2009, 04:46 PM
  #10
Green Broke
What I don't like about this marketing scheme is that it implies that with this tool, your horse will have good hoof balance and care. It's not the tool that does this, but the caregiver. Sounds like one of those early morning info-mercials to me.
     

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