The Heller GR8AT Red Tang rasp has a fine tooth structure that removes material easily. This rasp is ideal for rasping hard, dry hooves. GR8AT Red Tang introduces the exclusive Heller 8-Teeth design: 2 additional teeth on each row increase the contact surface on hooves and allow GR8AT Red Tang to glide more easily, to provide a steady horn removal and to give a smoother and more even cut.
Length: 360 mm
Width: 43 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Number of teeth per row: 8
Hooves Gone Wild!Here’s a special story I love about an incredible challenge my friend, Monty Roberts took on. All his life, Monty has marveled at the wild horses of the Western United States. How in the world can these horses survive on rocky, high deserts with no foot care of any kind? Monty attended many conferences on equine foot care. He heard so-called experts giving speeches on what angle the feet should be, the best methods of trimming and the proper use of metal shoes. He finds it interesting that the best feet in the world of horses are those that have none of these advantages! Nature will dictate the angle that is appropriate. The surface of the earth will do a better job of trimming than any trained farrier could ever do. Monty observed ranchers releasing domestic stallions in an effort to upgrade the wild genetic pool. Most of these horses die within three to four weeks if they are not gradually allowed to go bare and toughen their feet. The absence of shoes will tease and condition the foot to grow and produce the strongest possible tissues to sustain soundness.
Challenging MontyWith this new information, Mr. Roberts was asked by the Rose Parade Festival to produce a tribute to the American Mustang. He agreed to train six wild horses in six months who had been captured on the high deserts of the western United States. One of those horses was the amazing Shy Boy, who we all know and love. Monty was adamant upon keeping their feet shoeless. This meant that he had to get special permission from the Parade Committee. They rode five horses in the Rose Bowl Parade and led the sixth. Monty reported that not one horse slipped an inch during the entire five miles! No horse took a lame step or appeared to be in any discomfort during the entire trip. After the parade, officials were astonished by the marvelous condition of these six horses.
Appreciating the Unshod HoofAnother test was conducted on Flag Is Up Farms by Monty’s staff. It was not connected to any academic institution nor was it conducted under any scientific rules. Monty simply suspected that they could bring the horse world information about natural feet. He concluded that most shod horses will migrate to an angle that is far shallower than this test produced. The horses on test ranged between 50 and 56° at the conclusion. Monty’s belief is that this must be what nature intended for these feet. As he compared the thickness of the walls of these horses to domestic animals often shod, the difference was dramatic. Each of these horses received good quality hay of two types throughout the six months. No concentrate feed or any substance meant to enhance foot health and growth was given them. Monty’s Shy Boy has never had a whisker cut or a nail in his hoof. And he has traveled down the streets of the Tournament of Roses New Year’s Day Parade (twice!) in bare feet! Whether we agree with the testing procedures or the results produced, I appreciate the intention and the time Monty dedicates to figure things out. Nature is the teacher we would do well to observe and listen intently to. Of course from our perspective, anytime a horse has the extra weight of rider and tack, he would be more comfortable with the overall protection and comfort of Cavallo Hoof Boots.
Monty Robert’s Amazing Test
No Hoof Crack for this Prize Mustang!"My Mustang, Lumpy, has had an interesting life. He was the First Extreme Cowboy Mustang Challenge winner 2018 ridden by Lee Hart. I used Lumpy's new Cavallo Bling Boots for the first time over New Year's. We were at Circle E in Tennessee. We had a horrible rain the afternoon we arrived that lasted through the night. It was extremely muddy on the trails. The trails there are also very rocky and tough. Lumpy's trail boots stayed on without any issues through this tough environment. Lumpy was trying to grow out a really bad crack on his front left hoof. Our farrier had been attempting to stop it for at least a couple of months. Lumpy is a young Mustang with tough hooves, so I was avoiding putting shoes on him at all costs. He just had a visit from the farrier this week, and the crack has finally stopped! I think that, without those boots on that tough terrain, he would have experienced more cracking. The boots cleaned up really well, and I used the stiff brush on the Cavallo hoof pick to remove the mud. They look as good as new. I love my sparkles and my Mustang and our new Cavallo Boots!!!!" -Sherry Garman, Tennessee
One Happy Horse!"Your boots have my boy feeling great today!" -Holly Tipton
You Become Family"Best horse boots ever! With such sturdy construction, they last forever! And Cavallo Customer Service is absolutely FIRST RATE! Once you buy Cavallo Boots, you become family. 💜" -Conni Lantzy
Just the Right Height"Lilly is our rescue pony who lost her coffin bone as a baby due to an injury. That leg is actually shorter because she has lost about 2 inches of foot on that side (the whole coffin bone is gone). The loss of length is almost similar to an amputation. Her one Cavallo boot seems to be helping, since the boot is almost acting as a prosthetic! We looked into a prosthetic for her at the beginning, but they were a lot of money and came with their own complications, like rubbing and fitting as she grew. We think this Cavallo Boot will be exactly what she needs since she only needs the height of the boot and protection at the sole to make her more comfortable. Thanks again! 😁Oh - and my husband said he saw her running around today with her buddy, which she never does this time of year because the ground is too hard and seems to hurt her! So really great news! 😜 She is pretty excited about the “bling” too! 😍 Lilly says thanks for making her mini boot!" -Angela Maxwell-Powers
Fancy the Mule Loves her Boots!"Fancy loves her boots!" She is a 15-year-old Molly Mule. She's barefoot, but we get a lot of rain and her feet get soft. With her boots, I never have to worry about her feet getting sore while we're out! She happily picks up her feet for me to put them on." 😍 - Lisa Parker
Cavallos at the London New Year's Day Parade"On January 1st, Rachel Gardiner of The Wonky Side of Life was invited to participate in the world-famous London New Year's Day Parade! Here's how Rachel rated Elvis's Cavallos during their momentous journey: "The boots were amazing! There were so many metal drain covers along the parade route, which couldn't be avoided. Elvis didn't slip on one once with his boots on!" – Rachel Gardiner
Saved me Having to Put Shoes On"Just thought you’d like a photo of Cally in her BFB, she loves them. She’s got very good hooves but because we do a lot of trial riding on stony surfaces the farrier said she would soon need to have shoes. She was just wearing her hooves down too quickly. SO, your Hoof Boots have saved me having to have shoes put on her." – Sian Fergusson
The Hard, Frozen Ground of Estonia"Hello! We are located in Estonia, on an island called Saaremaa. My horse's name is Ralla. She's Silver Bay mare. She is an Estonian native horse. Sadly, in August 2019 she got a very bad Laminitis attack. Her hoofs were really, really sensitive after the treatment. So this winter, she uses Cavallo Hoof Boots for walking on frozen and hard ground. She also likes Cavallo Gel Pads inside. These boots are life savers! 💝🐎Thank you! "🙏🐴 - Halliki Hanso, Estonia
What YOU'RE Saying - January 2020