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Amanda
10-25-2011, 06:56 PM
Mods- i have NO CLUE where this should go, so feel free to place it in its proper home :)

My parents have always wanted to do something to help with the hobby, and over the months me and my parents through sketches and chit chatting have come up with a new horse holder! I wanted to have something that would give a more upscale look, but still keep the practicality, portability and most importantly the stability needed when going to a live show (or they could work as a nice room display).

I wanted something that can work for 99% of all models. I know some holders go in between the horses legs on the ground, but for some resins, the wood will get in the way of the horses feet (stormwatch for example can not straddle anything in the middle because of his feet and tail) and why worry about accidentally clipping the tip of a hoof when you are trying to put them down?

So here is our prototype for our "Stable Stalls" (i have to giggle at the name, because when i first said it i had "stability" in mind, I didn't even realize until after...nifty, eh?):

http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/39391/2539336810093654728S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2539336810093654728RdNRHn)

http://inlinethumb09.webshots.com/48520/2735162190093654728S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2735162190093654728klNLxV)


Ok, so here we are all UN-assembled. The plank the horses stand on has rounded corners and is sanded very smooth, holes are drilled at equal intervals for the pegs. This model (our "large") can hold 8 horses, and is 36.5 inches long by 11.5 inches wide. Each stall measures about 4.5 inches wide.


http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/49725/2153284550093654728S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2153284550093654728xtSaSr)

http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/49356/2866618730093654728S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2866618730093654728pfmywv)

http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/42272/2801350450093654728S500x500Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2801350450093654728sZmige)

The "walls" themselves are made up of polar fleece (will have different colors to choose from), with pockets in each end for the pegs to slide into and the middle has a piece of foam core for added strength (which is sewn in) . They measure roughly 6 inches in height, which hits mid-to-high barrel for most traditionals. The two end pieces have a fancy stall shape and are a bit taller (which can also have your studio/stable name and choice of a few pictures to have embroidered on the end).

http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/48615/2424243280093654728S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2424243280093654728ZOGdgn)

http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/44762/2602915030093654728S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2602915030093654728USbcnG)

http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/49978/2453717790093654728S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2453717790093654728MgbtJP)


Above are pictures illustrating the different sized models (not only in width, but length, differentiating strides) that can fit in the stable stalls (the horse with the turned neck does fit, she looks like she is touching the side because she fell over right before i shot the pic). Ichabod is lovingly demonstrating where the sides typically hit on a horse that falls over, and protects the horse next to it.

We were thinking of having these orderable in three standard different sizes.

Lg (above) = 8 stalls : $60 + shipping
Md = 4 Stalls = $35 + shipping
Sm= 2 Stalls = $20 + shipping

We are still hammering out the deminsions for the smaller sizes, and if the buyer wanted the stalls could easily be delivered if we are attending the same show (or at NAN/ BF). But i figured we get too deep into it i wanted to share with all of you to see if there was any interest! If you've made it this far,:clap I appreciate you taking the time to read all this! I am hoping to put together a site for these if there is enough interest :)

~ Amanda & Family

Wixom Aficionado
10-25-2011, 07:00 PM
What a clever idea! And looks very portable too!

The only thing I would want to change about it is the base itself. To avoid hoof rubs (sometimes we set these guys down in a rush/hurry and may accidentally scuff a pony toe), could something be affixed to the base for protection?

Otherwise, this is awesome!

PolarVrtX
10-25-2011, 07:03 PM
Awesome! Love them! I'd be interested in a set... If only I could think of a stable name! Hmm

Amanda
10-25-2011, 07:09 PM
What a clever idea! And looks very portable too!

The only thing I would want to change about it is the base itself. To avoid hoof rubs (sometimes we set these guys down in a rush/hurry and may accidentally scuff a pony toe), could something be affixed to the base for protection?

Otherwise, this is awesome!

YES! This is something i thought of and totally forgot to add in the post. We could ad felt to the bottom that can go under the stall, in-between the pegs :) for$5

Bookworm
10-25-2011, 08:38 PM
Love this! I don't know if I missed this somewhere, but did you mention if you were thinking of doing other scales, like classic? :hubba I LOVE these though Amanda! After trying to make my own horse holders which was a very annoying process and involved me almost throwing a hacksaw out a window :lol I would definitely pay for these!!

Spotmeonaappy
10-25-2011, 08:48 PM
Great idea. Would love to buy a set when you are ready. Would be interested in a Pebbles and SM scale also.

airen
10-25-2011, 09:02 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! SO PROFESSIONAL LOOKING!

camaro88lover
10-25-2011, 09:04 PM
After trying to make my own horse holders which was a very annoying process and involved me almost throwing a hacksaw out a window :lol I would definitely pay for these!!

Bwhahahahaha....I still LMAO at this....

DragonWing
10-25-2011, 09:51 PM
Excellent idea!

Amanda
10-26-2011, 07:03 AM
Thank you ladies for all of the feedback so far! I've got the website underway :D! Im going to give my parents a chance to stock up and make a few so there is no wait :)

Yes! We were thinking about having them in smaller scales, I need to rough out dimensions, but i figure since they are a smaller scale (classic included), would you all be interested in 8 stalls correct? or Maybe even 10? I figure maybe we can have 1 standard size for those and if you needed less we can make one with less :)

I have SM sizes I can compare, but i only have 1 Pebbles/LB size & 1 Classic scale horse, if anyone wants to PM me measurments approximately the their pebbles/classics with the longest stride, and the widest chest or turned position, it will be very helpful :)

texxdog
10-26-2011, 07:14 AM
This looks like an excellent idea. The stable names on them is a nice touch.

hobbyhorses2000
10-26-2011, 07:55 AM
I definitely like the idea! I have a set that simply doesn't work as you mentioned previously - feet won't straddle the base. Would be interested in a set when available!

Tanja
10-26-2011, 10:28 AM
wow Amanda, what a great Idea!

Amanda
10-26-2011, 12:28 PM
OK! update time! I have hammered out the approzimate sizes for Classic and SM scales. The SM scale will hold 10, the Classic 8. I still have to talk to my parents about them to make sure, so I will keep you up to date with progress.

I was wondering if maybe rather than making another inbetween size, if the classic scale stand would work for LB/Pebbles as well. Wall heights and stall width are 3.5 inches, and from front to back (stride length) is 6.5 inches. I figure this should cover most/all range of positions....what do you guys think?


As for method of ordering (when it comes available) I think my parents were planning on making them made-to-order. As soon as i get some news, I will be sure to post! The website is about 95% done, I am going to wait for their approval before I post the link:)

Landshark
10-26-2011, 12:37 PM
LOVE the idea! Put me on the list for a few!

Amanda
10-28-2011, 05:41 PM
a few Stable Stalls will be available at Peach State Live!!!

Here is our website, They will be orderable sometime after the show :) My parents need to build a small inventory of them! Than you so much ladies for the interest!!!

stablestalls.weebly.com

Spotmeonaappy
10-28-2011, 09:13 PM
Love how easy the website is to view.

Still loving the stalls. I will definitely be ordering a couple sets.

Wyllow
11-05-2011, 09:13 AM
I love this idea!! Please post when the SM size is available - I think I need about 50 stalls...

Tifns
11-05-2011, 09:37 AM
Totally want a trad set! Deff gonna place an order next paycheck!

JamieD
11-05-2011, 10:35 AM
These are GREAT idea!! I have those "dish rack" things that I used to get at Bob's show in Longview, WA. They work sorta OK but have the problem you mentions about get the legs into them, plus they don't fit fat horses like the Bubble Butt Belgian. :lol Looks like I'll be saving ups some :money to get some.

A total :thumbsup

JamieD

horse210
11-28-2011, 10:29 AM
Ohh im going to get one of these! Once the next slide of money comes around im orderin!

NoLineFarm
11-28-2011, 06:49 PM
Oh this is classy! I'd be interested in a large one.

VAFLindsay
12-01-2011, 10:15 AM
Love them Amanda!! Are you still doing them? I might be willing to fork over some cash.

Now, if possible, would you be selling the fun covers separately? For instance, if we already have some of the wood build, but have no working sewing machine? (cough, cough, me)

wildwinds
12-01-2011, 12:02 PM
i just ordered a small 2 stall stable. hunter green. i dont show. but think
this would be super to hold my horse when i make tack. i dont know how many
times my horse fell over when it was standing on the table.
these look so nice. and love that you can order your stable name on it.

Amanda
12-03-2011, 09:12 PM
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Ok guys, here's an update, we are now accepting orders! You can contact my parents directly through the website and they can answer any questions you may have. Lindsay, as far as I know we are not selling the panels seperately, but don't hold me to that, thats probably something my parents could tell you :)

Here is the site: http://stablestalls.weebly.com/index.html

The only thing I do know is that right now we are still only accepting orders for traditional sized Stable Stalls (we are still hammering out measurements for the smaller scale ones).

EDIT: woooops! I forgot to add, we do have a black 4 stall available: http://www.modelhorsesalespages.com/view.asp?id=897493&p=g
Happy Holidays!

VAFLindsay
12-03-2011, 09:15 PM
Thanks Amanda!! I was on there last night after you updated Rogue Horse Studios. Very cool stuff!!

Mary
12-03-2011, 09:48 PM
What a brilliant idea! and I suppose this is as good a place as any, forum-wise.

I just saw this ... this seems to be well thought-out, and the stable name is classy. If I could offer a suggestion for the next production round, it would be to make them even wider/larger panels so that the heads also have the panel separation. If a model tips, heads can also bang into each other. They will still be visible from the front, and especially looking down at them when they are on a table.

In the past I have used the plate separators, for stacking dinner plates vertically, to do the same thing. These panels look much better and will offer much more protection. :)

I hope your family does well on these ... they could become a hobby standard. :)

I have always admired hobbyists who can stand their models in conga rows, nearly touching! I am not so adept or lucky, mine will do a domino for sure. I must have protection like this. :lol

Lizzard
04-04-2012, 11:07 AM
I just placed an order for an 8 stall one :)