Riders Rasp - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 Old 04-06-2009, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 374
• Horses: 0
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.
blossom856 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 Old 04-06-2009, 11:51 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
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.
kitten_Val is offline  
post #3 of 19 Old 04-06-2009, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 374
• Horses: 0
Well you have to worry about those people who have the 'more is better' attitude.
blossom856 is offline  
post #4 of 19 Old 04-07-2009, 07:52 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
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!
kitten_Val is offline  
post #5 of 19 Old 04-07-2009, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 374
• Horses: 0
Yeah, that would be a bit odd
blossom856 is offline  
post #6 of 19 Old 04-08-2009, 07:21 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1
• Horses: 0
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
FoxField is offline  
post #7 of 19 Old 04-08-2009, 08:00 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
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...
kitten_Val is offline  
post #8 of 19 Old 04-08-2009, 01:10 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 408
• Horses: 0
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.
xilikeggs0 is offline  
post #9 of 19 Old 04-10-2009, 04:18 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 119
• Horses: 0
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.
g8ted4me is offline  
post #10 of 19 Old 04-10-2009, 04:46 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 6,166
• Horses: 5
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.
NorthernMama is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How many riders does it take...? Spastic_Dove Horse Talk 14 02-28-2009 10:08 PM
PA riders? centrestableswendy Meet the Community 0 12-30-2008 01:06 AM
mom of young riders mom3x Meet the Community 6 09-17-2008 09:27 AM
Larger Riders Moxie Horse Riding 9 07-25-2008 09:50 PM
Women Riders!!! mayfieldk Horse Riding 15 06-24-2008 02:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome