Monday, March 24, 2014

New Standard Leathers Announced

5 Star Equine Products recently announced new standard leather colours. For the first time ever, each colour of pad has its own "standard leather."

These are the current plain leather colours available. The "Oro Russet" is replacing the previous "Brawny."

I will be updating all my listings over the next couple of weeks. If you want one of these in the meantime, please just request it in a message along with your purchase. Thanks so much!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Changes Afoot

There are two pieces of news to share in this post:

First of all, 5 Star Equine Products recently announced that all of their pads are now 100% Virgin Wool! Previously, only the Creme Pads were of this quality, the rest were 92% Virgin, and 8% reworked wool. This means that these amazing pads are even softer than before!

It also brings us to our next piece of news. As of February 1, there will be a significant price jump in the cost of the pads. So now is the time to get in on the best prices on the best pads available!

Black Barrel pad with Tri-Colour Brindle Cowhide

Sunday, November 17, 2013

New Wear Leather Options and Felt Colour

5 Star Equine Products just announced that they have brought in some new specialty wear leathers in fun, cool, and flashy designs. Some are printed hair-on hide, and some are stamped leather.

There are three styles:

Regular Length (shown here in Red Acid Wash hair-on hide):

Full Length (shown in stamped leather Chocolate Croc):

Custom Full length (shown in Red Acid Wash hair-on hide):

There are several acid-wash designs available.

Blue Acid Wash Zebra, Custom Full Length style

Gold Acid Wash

Silver Acid Wash

Rainbow Acid Wash, Vertical Stripes

Rainbow Acid Wash, Horizontal Stripes

There are also several designs of stamped wear leathers available.

Turquoise Tooling, Custom Full Length style on the new Dark Chocolate Brown Felt (see below)

Pink Tooling, Custom Full Length style on Black

Red Croc, Custom Full Length style on Black

Black Croc

Chocolate Croc

Distressed Croc

The prices for the Hair-on leathers and Stamped wear leathers are as follows:

5 Star has also introduced a new felt colour on a trial basis. Dark Chocolate Brown will be available in 3/4" and 7/8" thicknesses for the same cost as the Chocolate Brown.

It might take me a few days to update all the listings in my stores, so please send me a message if you want one of these options and are not sure how to get it.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Racehorse, meet Technology: printing horseshoes

I have been completely intrigued by the concept of 3D printing, ever since I first heard of it. The possibilities for the technology really seem endless. Others agree, and the scientists at CSIRO recently printed a titanium set of horseshoes to fit the racehorse's hooves exactly. How cool is that?

3D printed horseshoe to improve racing performance
CSIRO scientists have custom made and 3D printed a set of titanium shoes for one Melbourne race horse in a first for the sport. (17 October 2013)

The horse, dubbed by researchers as ‘Titanium Prints’, had its hooves scanned with a handheld 3D scanner this week. Using 3D modelling software, the scan was used to design the perfect fitting, lightweight racing shoe and four customised shoes were printed within only a few hours. Read more...