What do I think? I think it looks like a $20.00 hoof pick that would break. Shiny smooth –and most likely hollow plastic handle? Flimsy thin bristled brush? A little LED light to get horse crap on, and it takes batteries rather than being rechargeable?
I would never buy it. I have lights around the barn – and when I do not have lights, I use a headlamp.
I could sort of see this as useful for someone who camps out with their horses. If you got back to base camp (or was setting up base camp) after dusk and you needed to check hooves for stones and debris after untacking, this would come in handy to see what you're doing.
One of the LED flashlights that attach to the brim of your cap would be even more useful in this scenario though.
I think it is a great idea!! I am hoping someone gets me one for Christmas!! I think it would be useful when I am doing 10 o'clock check on the horses in the paddock or barn, see something going on with a hoof/leg and and don't want to turn on all the lights. One of the inventors is actually a grade school friend of mine and I am very excited for the both of them that came up with this idea....
I got one in my stocking! Greatest thing ever! It definitely feels solid and tough, and seems like it will last. The light is right where you need it and I love that I can replace the batteries (though with an LED light, that might not be needed for years).
They did indeed build a better hoof pick!
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Although I don't own one I can say there are times when out in the field and I think I see a potential lameness that I wish I had one. There have been many times I have needed a hoofpick at night and also a flashlight...to have them combined would be very handy.
my 2 cents
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the horse jumps in pursuit of it.