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Something different: HorseTool 2920

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,168 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Something different: HorseTool
« on: December 06, 2008, 01:53:29 AM »
I figured I'd write about something a little different as way of introduction.  Behold the HorseTools multitool:



This is the tool for equestrians.  This little wedge:



Contains the major tools needed for the rider, especially at meets and competitions.

This picture shows what all there is.  Knife, hoof pick, various sized wrenches for studs (10-14) screwdriver/wedge, and tap.



The tricky part of this tool is how the tap works.  Here it is set up to clean out and retap a studhole.



The next is a series of images showing how it folds back.




The nicest part of this tool is the ease with which taps can be replaced.  Unscrew the little Allen bolt and put in a new standard tap!



Pretty specific as to the user, but extremely handy. :cheers:
« Last Edit: December 06, 2008, 02:13:33 AM by Mr. Whippy »

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,445 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 02:14:32 AM »
Welcome to the forum!  That's a great way to get started here!

It's always fascinating to see the different multitools that are developed for specific industries.  I have been dabbling in various bike tools myself, despite not owning a bike!  :P  I never thought that equestrians would really have their own multitool, but I guess it makes sense!

Def

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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 02:41:03 AM »
Now that's what I call an introduction  :tu: Welcome to the forum  :cheers:

Neil

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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 07:04:43 AM »
Quote
little Allen bolt

Grub screw kiddo.


What part of horse maintenance requires a Tap anyway?

Trepanning?
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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008, 08:40:25 AM »
Great review and picture's mate :tu:

Certainly and interesting tool that :)

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,168 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008, 03:09:57 PM »
Quote
little Allen bolt

Grub screw kiddo.


What part of horse maintenance requires a Tap anyway?

Trepanning?

Competition horses usually have the "tips" of the horseshoes drilled and tapped so that various sized studs can be screwed in to improve traction when turf conditions are difficult.   The Brits on the board may have heard of Badminton or Burghley horse trials. 

Edit to add:  Horses tend to deform the threads just walking around, so on competition day, one often has to chase the threads to get the studs in.  :tu:

« Last Edit: December 06, 2008, 05:20:56 PM by Mr. Whippy »

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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2008, 05:13:24 PM »
Really good review. Welcome. :cheers:

Erick
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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2008, 06:46:40 PM »
Great review :tu: and welcome to the forum :cheers: :D
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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2008, 08:17:36 PM »
Great to see something a little different.  :)

Welcome to the forum.

I'm back!!
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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2008, 08:35:52 PM »
Thanks for sharing with us, welcome  :cheers:
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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2008, 02:52:13 PM »
Great find there Mr. Whippy, welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing!  :)

Man, I didn't realize that studded horse shoes were an option. Tires, golf shoes, snowmobile tracks yes, but horseshoes too? Did a bit of googling and found this rather interesting report on the whole matter:

http://www.equisearch.com/horses_riding_training/english/eventing/studs_100406/







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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,168 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2008, 03:56:51 PM »
That's the deal right there.

Huge science and art to studding a horse.  Matched or mismatched studs (bigger on the outside to facilitate turning), long and pointy vs square and blocky.

My wife and son have a set called "Fairhill Mud Studs" which are about 3/4 inch by 1/2 inch on cross section and a little over an inch long.  :ahhh   

Needless to say, Fairhill Horse Trials are known for DEEP, slick footing.

Definitely don't want a horse stepping on your foot with one of those in.

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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008, 04:13:10 PM »
That's the deal right there.

Huge science and art to studding a horse.  Matched or mismatched studs (bigger on the outside to facilitate turning), long and pointy vs square and blocky.

My wife and son have a set called "Fairhill Mud Studs" which are about 3/4 inch by 1/2 inch on cross section and a little over an inch long.  :ahhh   

Needless to say, Fairhill Horse Trials are known for DEEP, slick footing.

Definitely don't want a horse stepping on your foot with one of those in.

Wow, I guess so!

Saaaaay, it occurs to me after reading this thread HERE that Benner and Mickyd might want to get studs for their own shoes. (Apparently the two of them enjoy walking through deep mud and horse poo) :D

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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2008, 10:50:21 PM »
Nice review Mr. W,  welcome to the forum.
I guess there's a multi tool for all walks of life.
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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2008, 02:18:14 AM »
How much does one of those cost and where is it made?

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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2008, 04:38:06 AM »
How much does one of those cost and where is it made?

Nice website: http://www.horsetools.com/


Seems like it might be made in Europe somewhere....?

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,168 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2008, 04:41:00 AM »
Looks like Sweden.  I got it as a gift.  Dunno what it cost... :P

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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2008, 01:55:06 AM »
Welcome Mr Whippy!

Cool revue. Being a Harley & horse guy, that tool looks to be handy! I'm going to snag one of those bad boys! :salute:

Thanks
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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2008, 04:14:10 PM »
Speaking of horse tools, there was this Gerber 600 once that went by the name of "Trailrider"....



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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2008, 04:18:31 PM »
8) I wish i had 1/10th of Bobs collection 8) That hoof(?) tool doesn't look like it will fit in the handles but i guess it does :)

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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2008, 04:31:22 PM »
Yeah, it does look like the hoof pick would stick out doesn't it? But it don't. :)








(I can't imagine there was much of a market for this thing) ::) :D


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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2008, 04:55:06 PM »
I like how the tap can be replaced on the tool when worn or broken.
Dtrain

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Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2008, 06:00:23 PM »
Yeah, it does look like the hoof pick would stick out doesn't it? But it don't. :)

(I can't imagine there was much of a market for this thing) ::) :D

Thanks for the pics :) The MP600 really has had a lot of different variations built on the basic frame hasn't it!

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,168 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Something different: HorseTool
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2008, 06:53:18 PM »
In reality, I've used needlenose pliers to clean hooves plenty of times.  Not quite as good as a pick, but it'll work in a pinch.  The way that HorseTool's tap is set up, it's as good as any purpose built tap handle AND the bits are easily replaced with a standard bit (of whatever size you want).  I think a SAK could have a very similar setup on the back of the knife (where the phillips head, corkscrew and hook normally are).


 

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