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  1. #1
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    Default Have you heard about this Illuminated Hoof PIck Thingy>?

    They have a nice Facebook contest going on with some gorgeous boots... but what do you think of the pick?

    http://mjequinetoolsinc.com/contests-a-promotions



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    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.



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    That's what I think.

    Be certain to watch the video of this overpriced POS in use.
    Because it's just like spelunking to pick a hoof.
    And I always turn off all the barn lights to do it.


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    $20 for a $2 pick with a light. Really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2DogsFarm View Post

    The PT Barnum of useless horse equipment.
    Must be why this is in the dressage forum.



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    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.



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    Wow. What will they think of next?!

    My farrier made me a pick out of bar stock perhaps 15 years ago now and I would be lost without it. Looks about like this. (But was free!)



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    A local tack shop brought in a similar product & sold out in a few days

    - oh & these are primarily Western clientele.



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    i am not sure i can see what the fuss is about? *most* hoof picks (that feel decent in the hand anyway) have plastic handles.....

    in fact after 40 years of picking feet my fave hoof pick is the Oster hoof pick...

    i think this one might be good for trail riding, camping etc. ?



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    Have it. works great for my low light barn, i got it as a gift so i cant complain.



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    It's not cheap at all and for those of us that trail ride occasionally it can come in very handy. Worth every penny ask for it as a stocking stuffer
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLeventer View Post
    $20 for a $2 pick with a light. Really?
    Trust me it is
    Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama



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    I was asking because I got one.

    At first I thought it looked a little hokey.

    Then I started using it.. it does not feel cheap at all.

    I thought you guys might want to enter the contest and see for yourself, and maybe get some more goodies as well.

    There have been all sorts of gadgets put out there and some end up being pretty darn useful. Just takes some use to see how it goes.


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    Default Love it!

    I have one!! I love it!! I don't think it feels or looks cheap at all. I have had mine for over a year!! I would recommend it, just my two cents.


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    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....



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    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.

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