The Printable Pony opened in November 2014, based around creating a downloadable Horse Binder for equestrians to keep their horses’ records organized in one place. Several bloggers helped me develop the binder, and a few even did reviews. Since then, I’ve added two patterns (one crochet and one sewing) to my store, both of which have been very successful. Along the way I’ve tried some other products, and this year I’m looking to expand once again!
Expanded Options for the Horse Binder
For those unfamiliar, The Printable Pony’s Horse Binder currently includes 29 pages of fillable record-keeping worksheets. This includes a customized cover page, and stall card with your horse’s name and photo. Once the customization is complete, I send you a PDF of the entire binder for you to print, organize and store at your convenience. Cost is currently $20. I’m consider expanding this option two ways:
- Custom 3-Ring Binder
Instead of just a PDF you can print, this would be an actual 3-ring binder with custom artwork. I would include all of the 29 pages as before, but I would print them out for you, place them into page protectors within the binder and send the entire physical package to you. Cost would be approximately $45, plus shipping.
- Generic Spiral Notebook
This option would remove the customization, and downsize the binder to just the generic pages (still 26 pages), however the entire binder would be a spiral notebook. So no customization, but a higher-quality physical book. Cost would be approximately $32, plus shipping.
So what are your thoughts on adding a physical product version of the The Printable Pony’s Horse Binder? Do you like one option more than the other? How do you feel about the costs — I don’t want to price myself out of the market!
The Fly Bonnet Crochet Pattern continues to be The Printable Pony’s top seller, and the Ogilvy Cover Sewing Pattern doesn’t do half bad either. All patterns are an automatic PDF download, priced at $5. So I’d like to add more patterns to this section:
- Sewing Fly Bonnet Pattern
This is fairly self-explanatory, but the pattern would be creating a fly bonnet by sewing, rather than crochet. Cost would be $5.
- Quarter Sheet Sewing Pattern
Again, pretty self-explanatory, but a pattern to sew your own Quarter Sheet!
Do either of these patterns appeal to you? Are there any patterns you’d LOVE to find, or something you’ve struggled to make for your horse in the past?
Originally, I had broken up The Printable Pony’s Horse Binder into a few other single downloads, for $5 each. However, those never sold well so I ditched them fairly early on. However, I still really like this concept and I want to try again.
- Budget Excel Spreadsheet
A complete equine budget monthly spreadsheet that auto-calculates totals and has graphs and charts that calculate. Basically, all you have to do is plug in your numbers.
Do you struggle with tracking your equestrian spending; do you think this would be useful? Are there any other ideas for a printable you have that we could work together to create?