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    03-24-2013, 08:10 PM
  #11
Foal
VERY nice work, Wallaby!!!!....you should definitely consider making these and selling them!!!!! ... I would definitely be a customer!!!
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    03-24-2013, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Wallaby    
Then, one of the masks I made. I made a gray one as well but she really prefers the black (she loves her flymasks and depending on how much she likes a particular mask, she'll make it easier or harder for me to get it on her).





:)
And I'm just now finding out about this??
What else are you hiding??
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    03-25-2013, 03:41 PM
  #13
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Awww, thank you ladies! :)

I would love to start making them for people but I just don't have a business-y enough brain for it. I can make the goods but the transaction/making sure stuff gets sent out quickly/etc side just kills me! :/ One day though, if I ever found someone with that sort of brain to partner with, I would adore making them for people. I really feel like having an easily accessible ($$-wise) high UV blocking flymask out there, that's comparable to "The Guardian", would be a blessing to so many horses with ERU. One day!


Lockwood: Muhahahahaha!!

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    12-02-2013, 03:46 AM
  #14
Foal
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Originally Posted by Wallaby    
here's a Kensngton, just for reference. I redid the edging in blue fleece because I just detest that velour, or whatever, stuff these masks come with




Then, one of the masks I made. I made a gray one as well but she really prefers the black (she loves her flymasks and depending on how much she likes a particular mask, she'll make it easier or harder for me to get it on her).





:)
Wallaby, how did you get the Kensington brand to stick out away from her eyes? As I posted on the other ERU thread, I'd love to know where you get your fabric from. I've ordered them and they don't fit her large pony head properly. Thank you... And great job on the masks!
     
    12-02-2013, 09:46 PM
  #15
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Originally Posted by POALover    
Wallaby, how did you get the Kensington brand to stick out away from her eyes? As I posted on the other ERU thread, I'd love to know where you get your fabric from. I've ordered them and they don't fit her large pony head properly. Thank you... And great job on the masks!
POAlover [I love POAs too! ], it sticks out from her eyes because of the style it is - it's a "Bug Eye" mask. Somehow they mold it so the eyes stick out..it's really neat! Here's a link to one [this one is a medium - fits Lacey's small-cob sized head. I would recommend avoiding the fleece-edged masks - they kinda fit weird] Kensington Bug Eye Fly Mask w Web Trim NIB Medium | eBay


I actually get the fabric from my local fabric "super store". Luckily one of the largest fabric stores in the nation is quite close to me so I just go there. I haven't had luck finding it at somewhere like Joann's...but they might be able to order it for you. It's by a brand called Phifer and they make all kinds of "outdoor shade fabrics". You want the ones with 90% UV blocking. :) Here's a link to the product on their website. Unfortunately they don't sell directly, but this'll give you an idea of what to look for, if nothing else.
Quik Shade Screen - Consumer/DIY

Thanks for the compliment too! :)
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    12-02-2013, 09:51 PM
  #16
Green Broke
Wow.. you must have a commercial or heavy duty sewing machine.
You could set a paypal account and ship through the usps, if it fits it ships !
     
    12-02-2013, 09:53 PM
  #17
Green Broke
Nice job Wallaby!

I bought Guardian Masks for my mare. It prevents them from rubbing their eyes and causing further damage.

OP, I have to agree with Wallaby about uveitis. My mare displayed the same early symptoms yours is and was misdiagnosed. We lost much precious time and she was further put at risk with an injection that would never have been given had I known.

Good luck to you.
     
    12-03-2013, 04:23 AM
  #18
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Originally Posted by Wallaby    
POAlover [I love POAs too! ], it sticks out from her eyes because of the style it is - it's a "Bug Eye" mask. Somehow they mold it so the eyes stick out..it's really neat! Here's a link to one [this one is a medium - fits Lacey's small-cob sized head. I would recommend avoiding the fleece-edged masks - they kinda fit weird] Kensington Bug Eye Fly Mask w Web Trim NIB Medium | eBay


I actually get the fabric from my local fabric "super store". Luckily one of the largest fabric stores in the nation is quite close to me so I just go there. I haven't had luck finding it at somewhere like Joann's...but they might be able to order it for you. It's by a brand called Phifer and they make all kinds of "outdoor shade fabrics". You want the ones with 90% UV blocking. :) Here's a link to the product on their website. Unfortunately they don't sell directly, but this'll give you an idea of what to look for, if nothing else.
Quik Shade Screen - Consumer/DIY

Thanks for the compliment too! :)
Thanks, I love anything with spots! Lol Appys, POA's. Although, I could do without the predisposition to ERU.

Thank you for providing the link. Apparently they will ship to Lowe's or Home Depot upon request.

Although, according to their website it says this:

"Quik Shade Screen is a solar/daytime privacy shade product that blocks up to 90% of the sunís heat and glare."

It concerns me as it only says "blocks up to 90% of the sun's heat and glare." It doesn't say anything about blocking the UV rays. And as someone who wears makeup... When an Eye Shadow says it lasts "Up to 8 hours". It doesn't mean it lasts 8 hours, only that it *could* last up to 8 hours". Just a little trick in the wording....

"Blocks up to 90%" Does that mean, (like the eye shadow example) it may really not block 90%, but could?

I hope this does not sound snarky, as it certainly is not. It's hard to deliver a message/expression through typing.

Really though: You should think about making these. They came out beautifully, and as horse people get more informed about Uveitis, the need for these masks will increase. I remember growing up and seeing horses with ERU, and people never put masks on their horses, only because the information wasn't out there like today.

Thank you again for the link.

Just a thought. I do love Apps and POA's, but for the Appy people dealing with ERU, would you purchase another Appy considering they are more prone to ERU? I realize any breed can get it, but these guys are more prone.
     
    12-03-2013, 04:33 AM
  #19
Foal
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Originally Posted by Walkamile    
Nice job Wallaby!

I bought Guardian Masks for my mare. It prevents them from rubbing their eyes and causing further damage.

OP, I have to agree with Wallaby about uveitis. My mare displayed the same early symptoms yours is and was misdiagnosed. We lost much precious time and she was further put at risk with an injection that would never have been given had I known.

Good luck to you.
Very true Walkamile - Eye issues are an emergency Vet call to me. That, and a trip to a Vet Hospital that has an Opthamologist on staff. They have the equipment to measure eye pressure and such.

What did the Vet think it was with your mare? What kind of injection was given, if you don't mind me asking.

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