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Sort of a kid brag....
So Day started jumping on Lacy yesterday: IMAGE(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs270.snc4/39840_1373668864117_1303669382_30885143_887413_n.jpg) So....what do you think about letting her show (maybe when she gets it and if Lacy can do it) and making a glittery eye patch for the mare? Too much? er?
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Re: Sort of a kid brag....

Go for it !!! They look cute together !

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Re: Sort of a kid brag....

She'll be thrilled to hear it Lipi! She is becoming passionate about it! Eye patch or no? It's a few months off at least....but I will start on a patch now as I have no idea how it will go - from brow band to cheek I guess.... I'll start experimenting now I guess....

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Re: Sort of a kid brag....

What a lovely picture. Love the idea of a glittery eye patch

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Re: Sort of a kid brag....

Thanks Banner! Her registered name is Sparklin' Lacy W.

I was thinking about covering the patch in gems with either a "W" or "Lacy" or with a lace background and a sparkley W? LOL

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Sparkle-y W with lace all around the edge of the eye-patch! Aaaaaaargh! (she's a pirate horse, right?)

My friend lost (cancer) her R eye when she was 14 and wears a patch, there is no way she could have a prosthetic eye, and she has a "for fun" patch that has a pretty line-drawn eye on it with long eye-lashes drawn on.

I know very little about jumping but I love that Day is standing and looking 'up', the rope rein is loose, Day isn't death-gripping anywhere and Lacy seems to be enjoying herself! What more could you ask when starting out?

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Re: Sort of a kid brag....

Well, we all think Lace is pure gold. ;) She is doing a fantastic job teaching Day how to ride. But the patch would just be more to avoid the looks of disgust that she gets from those that don't know her. Rather than lace fringe, overlay with a color under neath? Like maybe burgandy base under black lace or something? Then the W in clear/silvery gems?

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Re: Sort of a kid brag....

That sounds pretty! ....but maybe not any 'red' color, you don't want anything that may look like blood.

When Hubby and I saw the Spanish Riding School's 60th Anniversary performance in Atlanta several years ago, one of the stallions was missing an eye. I kept 'noticing' it, it was a little distraction, but once I realized what I was seeing (or not seeing) I admired him even more.

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Re: Sort of a kid brag....

Ah! You are right! Hmmm....hunter green?

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Re: Sort of a kid brag....

If she's going to be shown with a fancy browband, match the patch to the band.

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Re: Sort of a kid brag....

Oh, that'd be a good idea! They are such a cute pair.
And I've seen some really cute eye patches online, like this one:
http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
this one isnt real, but...
http://www.yankodesign.com/2007/10/22/ar..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Sort of a kid brag....

Thanks Krickette! I found this - http://leatherworker.net/forum" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I'm going to see if I can get in touch with that guy to see how it turned out. His concept has a sort of noseband up high added. I hope that is not necessary! I'll just have to experiment. Most eye patches are for use during an injury. I've read about everything from using a bra, a sport cup, a knee pad..... LOL

the lil girl is adorable in the patch.

OT: I have to stop using an exclamation point. I just went through and every sentence I wrote here had one. (!) LOL

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Re: Sort of a kid brag....

http://www.jodieotte.com/blog/1109/000_2..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
except without the hole...
or you could modify some blinders somehow....
If you could manage to get some leather thick/stiff enough to hold a fold, then you could rig something like this:
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if that makes any sense. I mean, it doesn't have to be flush with her face, since the purpose is not to protect, but only to conceal. So that would hide it, but since it doesnt need to sit flush it wouldnt need the bottom strap. Actually some black plastic or something might also work.

also, unrelated but...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46039907@N03/4237864285/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
so cute!

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Re: Sort of a kid brag....

Good point! Hmmm Those blinder thingys are built into the bridle?

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I think most are, but you can find them seperate like these:
http://www.horse.com/item/harness-blinde..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
though i have no idea how you get them on....
You can get just the bridle, instead of a whole harness, too. These are pretty cheap, but not very...pretty...
http://www.horse.com/item/nylon-replacem..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
this one i cant figure out at all, haha
http://cgi.ebay.com/HORSE-MULE-BIT-AND-B..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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