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Its been a bit since i posted. i hope to post some more soon.

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Collared Eternity

Item: Stainless Steel Collar
Manufacturer: Eternity Collars
Source: www.eternitycollars.com
Status: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

 

Years ago, i purchased a collar from a little workshop in San Diego. (I actual bought a collar, bracelet, and anklet)  It was a Stainless steel round collar that locked in place with an hex screw.

i love the weight and fell of the steel. Recently, i noticed it had shrank a little and decided to purchase a new one. The new one arrive in the mail today.

The packaging was discrete (for those that that matters to). Inside: a black box.

 

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And inside the black box? a black velvet bag (and a little plastic bag). 20150202_EC_OpenedBox2

I pulled the collar out of the bag and immediately noticed the shininess. My old one had aquired a “brushed” look over the years, as i wear it with the D/O ring.20150202_EC_OpenedBox20150202_EC_Contents

The little plastic bag contained the hex key and two extra screws. The hex key is a nice improvement over the old ‘L’ key. While inspecting the collar i found Eternity’s mark:

 

20150202_EC_MakersMarkThe new collar is a little thinner and is lighter even though it’s a larger circumference.

Old New
Circumference 16.5 in  18.5 in
 Mass  245 grams  200 grams
 Thickness  ~0.373 in ~0.314 in

Here are some comparison photos:

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Black & Silver/Grey Braided Cord Bridle

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For a customer: Braided Cord Bridle with Bit by Shadowforge

Two Color Braid: Black & Silver-Grey.

 

Shadowforge Farrier & Tack Supply

Coming Soon to Shadowforge: Hoof Mitts

An update to: 19 JAN: Working on Hoof Mitts

I have finished the prototype (Mk2) hooves. I decided to change from a padded mitt to a covering strap due to lack of a leather rated sewing machine.

The current design:

Hoof wall and sole are made of heavy leather (~10oz) and are stitched together with waxed linen thread.  It is shoed with a St Croix Forge steel horseshoe (Lite Rim size 0) and Capewell nails.  The inside has a padded suede base. The suede pastern and cuff loops are attached with brass chicago screws (with blue LOCTITE).

The cuff is 1.75in wide with a center bar roller buckle. The cuffs should fit wrists up to 8.5″ around. A heavy-gauge D-ring provides a point of attachment.

Shonw here are Bone colored hoofs with chestnut pasterns and black cuffs.

Hoof Mitts Mk2

Me doing Mitt Puppets.

Me doing Mitt Puppets.

Production options include (depending on what my leather suppler has available at the time):

  • Hoof Colors Options: Black, Brown, or Bone (pinkish, seen above)
  • Pastern Color Options: Black, Brown, Chestnut, Tan, Grey Suede
  • Cuff Color Option: Black, Brown, and Natural Color.

Custom modifications may be possible depending on material availability.

Working on Hoof Mitts

Ponies need shoes too.

Hoof mitts are available on the web. There are a few latex hoof mitts out there (and i do love latex) but it seemsto be  no good supply of leather pony mitts. Puppies have many options for paws, but ponies have to shoe themselves. my goal it to change that.

So, i have started working on a prototype fore hoof. i hope to be able to sell these in the future through Shadowforge.

Design: my plan is to have a heavy leather hoof shell (with horseshoe) on a padded leather mitt with lockable strap and extra Dee rings (extra attachment points are good 🙂 )

So far, i have made the prototype’s hoof shell and am working on the mitt portion.

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Now, time to break out the sewing machine.

Field Expedient Bit & Bridle

Awhile ago i came across The Veterinarian’s artwork.  i have always like his imagery. (Veterinarian on deviantart)

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Recently, my Trainer and i decided to try out the “Easy Ponygirl Bitgag“.  Looking around the house, i found some paracord and a 3/8” wood dowel.  It took me longer to whittle the notches in the wood (about 10 minutes) than it took to tie  the harness. I opted for using keyrings instead of knot loops.

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The bit is held tightly in the mouth.  The bridle stays securely on the head, even through a fair amount head shaking.

My Trainer liked the idea of a bridle that could be get wet, dirty and be easily cleaned, so she challenged me to make a sturdier version. i came up with this:

Braided Paracord Bridle by Shadowforge

Yay, colours; though i still like OD green for when i have to be a tactical pony.

 

Shadowforge is Open for Business.

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Shadowforge Farrier & Tack Supply* is open for business.

Shadowforge Etsy Storefront

The goal of my store is to sell ponyplay gear that i create.

Right now, i am selling Braided Cord Bridles.  i decided to make these bridles to sell to people that want low-priced custom ponyplay tack.

In the future i hope to offer other specialty items like hoof mitts and boots (hopefully).