The new Riders-Rasp offers horse owners an easy option in performance-enhancing hoof care for their barefoot horses. The first tool of its kind designed specifically for horse owners, the RidersRasp allows users to safely and effectively round their horse's hooves to retain and prolong balance between professional trims.
"Rounding between professional trims adds value to the work done by your hoof care professional," says W.J. Tomlinson, the American Farriers Association Certified Journeyman Farrier who developed this unique RidersRasp.
"Rounding the hoof wall is a fundamental step in all trimming and is crucial for maintaining hoof form and soundness," explains Tomlinson. "A regular rounding regimen is a common denominator linking successfully kept barefoot horses."
In addition to prolonging balance between professional trims, rounding the hoof wall stops cracking and splitting and removes flares for more symmetrical hooves. The RidersRasp is also a useful tool for the owner whose horses regularly wear shoes. When a horse loses a shoe, the owner can lightly round off the hoof using the RidersRasp and maintain the foot until the farrier can replace the shoe.
Maintenance for horses left unshod during the off-season months is also made more economical by rounding with the RidersRasp, which allows for longer professional trimming intervals. When designing the RidersRasp, user safety was an important factor Tomlinson kept in mind.
"If you can hold the horse's foot to clean it with a hoof pick, you can round it with the RidersRasp, which is ergonomically designed to be used with a single hand. This gives every owner at every level the ability to lengthen the time their horses stay in balance."
Ask for the new RidersRasp at your local Classic Equine dealer or visit www.equibrand.com to find a dealer nearest you.