RaspNGo is a hoof grooming tool
designed to give horse owners, veterinarians, and farriers the utility of a conventional rasp in
an ergonomic handle held with one hand.
The versatility of the flat rasp design allows users to
stand beside the horse while removing clinches to
pull a sprung shoe, bevel sharp edges to stop
chipping, and maintain balance between professional
trimming intervals. RaspNGo is a great training tool
for yearlings, and arthritic horses benefit with the
ability to hold the hoof lower than with a
conventional farrier rasp.
The Heller Rasp Company is manufacturing a
medium finish rasp which can easily flip to medium coarse. The front end of the RaspNGo
flips open for easy removal of the rasp.
7"L x 1.5"W
One side medium coarse/other side coarse
No tools needed to replace rasp
Multi-use: remove clinches before removing a shoe, round off edges, dress flares.
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RaspNGo™ is the first tool of its kind designed specifically for horse owners to sustain and support hoof balance and soundness. RidersRasp™ allows users to safely and effectively round their horse’s hooves to retain and prolong balance between professional trims and improve the overall condition of a horse’s hooves.
Rounding-An Important Part of Balanced Hoof Care
“Rounding the hoof wall is a fundamental step in all trimming and is crucial for maintaining hoof form and soundness,” explains W.J. Tomlinson, the American Farriers Association Certified Journeyman Farrier who developed the unique RidersRasp™. Rounding encourages symmetrical growth and maintains the hoof capsule’s correct balance by eliminating flares and dishes. Rounding also removes sharp edges to prevent chipping and splitting. Excessive hoof growth and uneven wear causes stress on horse’s hooves and legs. Typically, rounding is done by a hoof care professional, but now you can supplement your horse’s hoof care regiment with RidersRasp™ between trims for healthier hooves!
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An Innovative Solution - Improve Hoof Condition
RidersRasp™ is a maintenance tool for the hoof that rounds, not removes the hoof wall, starting grooming from the ground up. The hoof is in a constant state of change, requiring frequent upkeep especially for the barefoot horse. As soon as two weeks after a farrier visit, unshod hooves can become unbalanced. A rounding regiment with RidersRasp™ allows you to round away flares, chips, and sharp edges to lengthen the time your horse is in balance between trim
For a shod horse, losing a shoe can quickly damage the hoof wall. RidersRasp™ enables you to lightly round the edges of the foot to minimize further damage and stabilize the hoof until the farrier arrives to replace the shoe.
With RidersRasp™, horse owners can successfully keep barefoot broodmares, retirees and horses in their off-season more comfortable. It is also a great training tool for young horses.
RidersRasp™ - Safe for the Horse and Horse Owner
A conventional farrier’s rasp is difficult to use and best left to a professional. It needs two hands to operate, requiring the user to stand with the horse’s foot between their legs, often bearing the weight of a leaning horse. Standing under the horse is not only difficult, but can be dangerous. When used by a non-professional, a conventional rasp can also remove too much hoof wall which can cause soreness, lameness and compromise the hoof’s balance.
RidersRasp™ is easy to use with one hand, allowing the user to stand beside the horse without bearing the horse’s weight. It also protects the user’s hands from the sharp teeth of the rasp and allows them to confidently round the hoof wall, without the worry of removing the hoof wall. RidersRasp’s™ ergonomic design fits all hands with a soft grip and no-slip sides.
Save Money Without Compromising Care
In the time it takes to pick up your horse’s feet, you can save money. Rounding with RidersRasp™ every 2-3 weeks lengthens trimming intervals, requiring a professional trim every 7-8 weeks, rather than every 5-6 weeks, without compromising the balance and quality of the horse’s foot. Fewer trimmings each year means large cost savings!
Directions for Use
1. Begin by cleaning the hoof using a hoof pick and/or brush. We recommend that the hoof be clean and dry.
2. Similar to how you hold the hoof when using a hoof pick, hold the hoof in your hand and add further support by stabilizing the horse’s leg with your knee.
3. To remove flares and maintain proper hoof wall thickness, lay the bottom of the rasp flush on the outer hoof wall and push the RidersRasp™ forward. Remove less than half the hoof wall thickness.
4. To round the hoof, maintain the same position and lower the top side of the RidersRasp™. Push forward while lowering the top side to easily round the hoof.
Note: The RaspNGo™ may be used with either the large or small grip end in your palm, depending on the size of your hand.