Radius Rasp Original
These hand size rasps have a concave surface, ideal for rounding the hoof wall edge to create and maintain a bevelled edge (more commonly referred to as a mustang roll), and we all know that a correctly bevelled hoof wall is key to a healthy durable hoof. The curved surface of these rasps means that, unlike convention rasps, the hoof wall is always removed in an curve, and requires little expertise to shape the bevel edge of a hoof wall, allowing easy, fast and more précises shaping without the fuss of trying to co-ordinate a 14 inch long flat steel rasp.
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The shorter design means these rasps can be used with one hand leaving the other hand free to hold and stabilise the hoof, making it a great option for horses inexperienced or nervous about the trimming process as you can not only hold the hoof as opposed to using a hoof stand if necessary but there is also much less risk of you bumping the opposite supporting leg with the radius rasp then there is when using a long flat rasp. Additionally unlike flat rasps which are frustrating to use in situations where there limited ground clearance or distance between limbs, the compact size of the radius rasp means older horses or those with mobility issues who cannot flex their joints to hold a standard trimming position can have their hooves bevelled while their leg is supported in a more comfortable and stable position within the limits of their range of moment even if that means a minimum of ground clearance.
The Radius Rasp Original creates the smoothest finish to the edge of the hoof wall and can be used alone to maintain the bevelled edge of hooves between trims or for quick repairs of small chips and flares as well as after the Radius Pro when trimming for a more refined mustang roll to the hoof wall.
This tool is excellent for regular maintenance of the bevelled hoof wall edge to keep hoof boots fitting well between full trims and is small enough to easily fit into your saddle bag when out on the trail or into your tack box for travelling. It is also particularly suited for smaller pony breeds, miniature horses and foals where conventional rasps generally take off too much hoof.
Benefits of the Radius Rasp:
- Can be used single handed;
- Concave design creates a more natural bevelled edge;
- Ideal for smaller ponies, as wel as foals;
- Safer to use on a nervous trimmers or young horse than a standard flat rasp;
- Compact size means easier to use on horses with limited joint mobility;
- Finger grooves provide firm and comfortable grip;
- Built-in magnets all the Radius Rasp to be attached to hoof stands, horse trailers, and other steel frames for easy access;
- Light-weight, easy to pack with you when out riding or traveling with your horse;
- Replaceable stainless steel blades that will not rust.
Radius Rasp Original – RR-1, has a white handle, with replaceable perforated stainless stell smooth shaving blade for fine timing and uniform finishes. It is only 4 1/2′ long, 2″ wide, weighs 8 oz
Detailed instructions of using the Radius Rasps and the Hoof Buffer can be found via this link.