The Radius Rasp PRO from 'Evolutionary Hoof Care' in the USA is a brand new innovative tool for owners of barefoot horses to maintain their horses hooves between professional trims. The Radius Rasp allows the horse owner to improve the quality and care of their horses feet and save money- not something you would expect to hear in the same sentence! The Radius Rasp has been designed for barefoot or unshod horses, and can also be used on horses that have lost a shoe. It can be safely used by horse owners to control flare, round or roll the edge of the hoof wall (mustang roll), and maintain a quick breakover in between professional trims. Every barefoot horse owner knows the importance of keeping the hoof in balance and maintaining the rolled edge, and the Radius Rasp pro will allow the horse owner to maintain the hoof in the correct shape, thus allowing longer periods between professional trims. By correctly maintaining the hoof (ideally as discussed with their hoof care professional), the hoof is able to grow and strengthen far more consistently which can dramatically decrease the time it takes to rectify hoof abnormalities such as flare. A good rolled edge is essential to help prevent chips and splits in the hoof wall, which makes the Radius Rasp invaluable for horse owners who want to ensure their horses feet stay in perfect condition all year round. If a shod horse looses a shoe, the most common problem is the loss of hoof due to chipping and splitting before the farrier can come to replace the lost shoe, easily prevented with the quick use of the Radius Rasp. This tool is also a very safe and easy way to introduce a young horse to the idea of having his feet trimmed. The radius rasp's compact, solid and durable design allows one-handed efficiency and has a traditional (yet curved) rasp blade for a aggressive cut than the 'cheese grater' of the original radius rasp, allowing you to trim larger amounts of horn off with less effort (ideal for people with many horses or those needing to remove a reasonable amount of horn to begun a roll for example). The unique curved blade design of the radius rasp is ideal for creating a Mustang Roll and maintaining it. There is even a convenient hidden magnet in the handle for attaching to your hoof stand!
When used in conjunction with the Radius Rasp Original and Hoof Buffer you have the ideal set of tools for hoof wall maintenance!