Its been a bit since i posted. i hope to post some more soon.
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.
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:
|Circumference||16.5 in||18.5 in|
|Mass||245 grams||200 grams|
|Thickness||~0.373 in||~0.314 in|
Here are some comparison photos:
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.
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.
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.
Now, time to break out the sewing machine.
Awhile ago i came across The Veterinarian’s artwork. i have always like his imagery. (Veterinarian on deviantart)
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.
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:
Yay, colours; though i still like OD green for when i have to be a tactical pony.
Shadowforge Farrier & Tack Supply* is open for business.
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).