Creating a smooth rounded edge along the perimeter of the hoof wall is essential for maintaining durable hoof shape and the healthy function of the ‘Mustang Roll.’ The Radius Rasps have a concave form specially designed to remove wall horn in an arc. This action makes the task of rounding the wall edge easier, faster, and more precise than when using rasps that create flat surfaces. Because it can be used one-handed, the other hand is freed to hold and steady the hoof while rasping.
Hoof care professionals and horse owners alike will find this tool indispensable. There are two types of Radius Rasp: the rasp-toothed black-handled RR-2 for rounding off the hoof wall and the white handled RR-1 with a perforated smooth-shaving blade for making a fine, uniform finish. Both versions have finger grooves that provide you with a firm, comfortable grip.These tools work best using many quick, light pressure strokes. Both Radius Rasps have have powerful magnets in the handle to attach them to your hoof stand, horse trailer, or other steel surface and both have replaceable stainless steel blades that will not rust.
The RR-1 creates the smoothest finish on the edge of the hoof wall. It is used after the RR-2 in normal trimming and for regular maintenance of the arc of the Mustang Roll between trims. It is 4 1/2′ long, 2″ wide, weighs 8 oz, and fits in your coat pocket. It is most effective when used after removing the harder outer layer of wall horn with the Radius Rasp-2.