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F. Dick Hoof Knives-Ascot Model
Recommended by Dr. Hiltrud Strasser and preferred by James Welz and professional trimmers all over the world, these knives truly deserve their excellent
reputation. Imported from Germany, these ergonomically designed instruments
have a polished steel blade and a rosewood handle. Available in left
hand and right hand models. Approx. 8". These are the ORIGINAL
short blade Ascot. Here are the numbers:
Tip: Which is left and which is right? The left hand version curves to the left when viewed from the front with the blade on top, and the right curves to the right. We recommend trying out both, as most trimmers learn to use both hands while trimming.
Atlas Nitrile Tough Gloves
Nitrile Tough. Fits like a second skin, Wears
Unisex Sizes in S, L, XL. Color: Black
This easy to hold handle screws right onto the end of any standard rasp.
Tip: For safety, always use a rasp handle-- or if you prefer not to, then cut off the pointed end of the rasp.
Looking for an Angle Measurement Plexi?
You can create your own, using an 8 inch square, 1/4 inch thick plexiglass that you can purchase at a home supply store.
Here's an article with the template and all the instructions:
Determining Healthy Hoof Proportions
How to get as close as possible on almost any hoof, using the plexiglass guide as a tool.
by Sabine Kells
Includes the Hoofcare Professional Angle Guide Template (updated) from THH 63
This article is intended to briefly touch on some of the basics behind hoof form, and give the parameters common to every healthy hoof: certain values which are determined by the anatomy every equine shares and are non-negotiable if hoof health is to be maintained. These common parameters were noticed by Dr. Strasser in the course of nearly 40 years of research studying live horses and cadaver hooves of various breeds all around the world. This article also offers a tool which may be used to help guide the trimmer’s eye in how to best shape a misshapen hoof into the proper proportions, or as close as the amount of horn available will allow. ...Click here to read the rest of the article...
Directions: Purchase an 8 x 8 piece of 1/4 inch thick Plexiglass (available from glass/crafts/plastic stores.) Place this plexiglass square on top of our PDF template, and using a waterproof fine-tip felt pen, or glass etcher, trace these angles. Its a good idea to bevel or sand the outer edges of the plexiglass until smooth to prevent cutting yourself. Copyright Sabine Kells.
Reader Tip: Print the template out on an 8.5" X 11" or A4 sized transparent Avery, or similar, label and then stick this onto the Plexiglass to get a nice professionally printed-looking template.
Note: Always wear leather gloves or rubber-dipped cut-resistant gloves that cover the wrist (ordinary work-type gloves) whenever using a knife or rasp. Think safety first!
DISCLAIMER: Please consult with your natural trimmer
before attempting to do any work on your own horse's hooves. Always wear leather
gloves that cover the wrist (ordinary work-type gloves) whenever using a knife
or rasp. Product descriptions listed in The Horse's Hoof Store are for informational
and educational purposes only. These descriptions should not be interpreted
as diagnosis for self-administered treatment. These products are not intended
to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult with your
veterinarian regarding any health issues of your horse or it's hooves.
Hoof Books & Products: Strasser Books, Hoofjack, Tooljack & more
Hoof Boots: Cavallo Horse & Rider and EasyCare
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