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hotreddun 04-19-2009 12:28 PM

Riders Rasp BArefoot trimming
 
just found the product RidersRasp? and Natural Hoof Care Company. Wondered if anybody has used it?

luvs2ride1979 04-19-2009 02:39 PM

Most farriers will GIVE you one of their old rasps (which will still be fine for touch ups) and show you how to use it. That thing looks like an overpriced gimmick.

How can you round the edge of the hoof with something that has a square/right angle to it?

Cat 04-19-2009 07:53 PM

If you don't know how to use a regular rasp - you probably shouldn't be "touching up" hooves. I could see a lot of horse owners who don't have an understanding of balance messing up their horses hooves with that thing or using it as an excuse to put off getting their horses properly trimmed.

hotreddun 04-19-2009 10:04 PM

I don't know...I think it looks kind of cool. My husband and I trim our horses feet and while the tools fit my husband fine I find them unwieldy. I might try it. :?

luvs2ride1979 04-20-2009 11:42 AM

You should look at a 10-12" pony rasp then.
http://www.alvinfarriersupply.com/sh...t=121639&cat=9
Simonds Little Hoof Rasp

hotreddun 04-20-2009 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979 (Post 291979)

nah I think Im going to try that riders rasp...:D Thanks everybody! I guess nobody on here has actually tried one...I'll give my report in a few months.

kitten_Val 04-20-2009 01:00 PM

It was a good discussion on that in other section. I personally would NOT use it.

http://www.horseforum.com/horse-tack...rs-rasp-25543/

luvs2ride1979 04-20-2009 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hotreddun (Post 291989)
nah I think Im going to try that riders rasp...:D Thanks everybody! I guess nobody on here has actually tried one...I'll give my report in a few months.

Why in the world would you spend $50 on a ill-devised gimmick when you can pay $20 for a good rasp that's smaller and lighter? Just what you want! That just seems like wasteful spending to me, even if the thing works half-way decent.

I have had a few farriers comment on it and all three laughed and said it was the biggest crock they'd ever seen...

hotreddun 04-20-2009 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979 (Post 292255)
Why in the world would you spend $50 on a ill-devised gimmick when you can pay $20 for a good rasp that's smaller and lighter? Just what you want! That just seems like wasteful spending to me, even if the thing works half-way decent.

I have had a few farriers comment on it and all three laughed and said it was the biggest crock they'd ever seen...

Good grief! It's not your money! I just like trying new things...maybe I'm a gadget person:D

luvs2ride1979 04-21-2009 10:00 AM

It's not something you can use to replace a traditional rasp. It's only meant to be for touch ups between regular trimmings.


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