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Copperfox Updates

Posted by Eleda Towle on

Hi Everyone!   We've had a whirlwind week with 130 Copperfox models coming in and going out to new homes, along with the Breyer fall releases and vintage model orders!   As of this writing, all of our Tobys and all of our matte Ruperts are sold.  We have just two glossy Ruperts left, so if you're wishing you had ordered one, you might want to do that before they're completely gone!  If you ordered from us and have paid for your model and shipping, it should be on the way by Tuesday, because of the Monday holiday.  If you paid...

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Update on horses still struggling in Texas- Our final fundraising week

Posted by Eleda Towle on

Hi Everyone, You're probably tired of my fundraising messages by now, and we set the end of this week as the end of our fundraiser for TEVA (which stands for the Texas Equine Veterinary Association), but I think it's critical that we all know WHY this is so important, and why it seems to go on and on.  I've just spoken with Mary Hirsch, who runs www.modelhorseblab.com, the largest model horse forum on the internet.  She lives in Texas, just outside the major devastation.  She is the person who first suggested TEVA as the beneficiary for fundraising, and here is...

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New Pony Points Program

Posted by Eleda Towle on

Don't Panic.  We love Pony Points, too, and they're not going away! Our original loyalty program showed us that collectors love to collect (who'd have guessed!?) and use Pony Points for discounts... but the program itself had a lot of quirks, so we've moved to a new loyalty provider.  Aww, come on - No groaning.  You'll like it! What will this mean for you? Balances have been moved to the new program (see below) Easier-to-understand rewards Smoother checkout process Easier to see your balance and rewards history   The new program lets you earn discount coupons at set intervals... Much...

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Hurricane Harvey Equine Rescues - How You Can Help

Posted by Eleda Towle on

In the last few days, we have increased our contribution to TEVA (The Texas Equine Veterinary Association), which is spearheading equine and livestock rescue efforts in Texas.  We've upped our donation level to 25% of all sales of in-stock, current releases, both at our store and online. The need is great in the flood-ravaged area, and TEVA will be not only rescuing, but caring for abandoned horses for an extended period, so every penny counts.  We will continue to raise money for them through September, and are providing horse lovers with several options to make it easy for you to...

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Restoration Techniques - Removing Stains with Bleach

Posted by Eleda Towle on

Model horses can get stained in a variety of ways:  Most commonly, tack is left on long enough for the leather or thread dyes to leach out and stain the model.  Blankets are a big culprit.  Leaning them against colored curtains or fabric can do it, and wrapping models for storage in colored fabrics can cause stains as well.  Other stains may be caused by mold when models are exposed to damp or humid conditions, particularly while in storage for long periods. The best cure, of course, is prevention.  If you love that beautiful new tack set, take photos of...

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