All posts filed under: Reviews

The Places You’ll Go

Noble Outfitters and I collaborated for the coolest of reviews thus far. Their Stay Cool MUDS, retailing for $109.95, have made quite the splash this past month, literally! Now, most don’t think to go playing in Tahoe Lake with muck boots but, extremes help me to illustrate just how well a product will work and perform for you! Take a look at my adventure from, lake, to snow, to desert in my Stay Cool MUDS. Talk about a splash. Tahoe Lake was brimming with ice cold water and fog this day, creating the perfect time to get a great test of waterproofing done. While wading around, the tide rippled and the MUDS held firm to their 100% waterproof promise. The unique design of singularly shaped rubber left no hole for water to seep in through. Luckily that means, on the swampiest of barn days you can be rest assured you will not be sloshing around with wet socks. To freeze or not to freeze. Partnered with some very thick socks and a whimsical idealism of …

Turnout Done Right

Tailored Mane is back and ready for the fall to winter transition! The cool weather is finally settling in for the long haul in California and the horses are ready to tough it out in style. Recently, our good friends at Horseware set us up with fantastic turn out sheets for all of the horses. With all different brands, shapes, and styles, each of their blankets has stood the test of these spunky rescues. From biggest to smallest, take a look at why each blanket has made a name for itself amongst the herd. Make sure to check out two cute videos at the bottom! Norman’s Blanket: This dark purple and silver fly, rain, and chill repelling sheet is just what Norm needed stepping into the arena. Since he is on a mental vacation to decompress from the track, Norman has been making nice with the big turnout. He is easily excitable, throwing himself into walls when Lila acts up or when a horse runs along the trail. Therefore, the turnout is our safest option …

A Week Of Autumn: Majyk and HandsOn Gloves

Autumn is the pickiest and easiest horse of all time. The little walking contradiction is the most fascinating creature, I swear by it. Today’s products are easily accepted by Autumn and here is why: comfort.   Majyk Equipe and I have had a long running relationship that I am extremely grateful for. But, finally, I have been able to use their products on my very own equine partners! Autumn is currently in light work, some under saddle, a bit of lunging, and a lot of liberty, in order to strengthen her stifles. Obviously, that means she simply had to get some Majyk boots to play in! About a month ago, Majyk sent over these amazing white and teal Dressage/Sportboots. They are perfect for turnouts (for the rambunctious types), flatwork, and light jumping. Our set is only used for flatwork since the little one isn’t over jumps and has turnout for 3-5 hours a day, making them very boring and “normal”. Typically, Autumn doesn’t enjoy objects being strapped to her legs, surprisingly enough, it’s an odd …

A Week of Autumn: Incrediwear Equine

Injuries are every horse owner’s worst nightmare. They can quickly spiral out of control and cause long term damage. I have often found that trainers and riders alike will quite frequently still ride a horse that has tendon damage, possibly from a kick to a stall wall or a hematoma from knocking a rail during their last lesson. I have never been one to do this. A bump or a lump can mean nothing or everything to the over all health of the damaged tissues. I rather be safe than sorry. So, when Autumn decided to start kicking a metal fence divider, I decided to heal and protect where I could and she loves it. Autumn has developed a very had habit since we brought her “little sister” home. Lila was once just horse aggressive and would randomly attack Autumn where now, she is possessive over me. Both aggressive behaviors mean that Autumn will often throw hissy fits, causing Lila to strike at her or throw her booty up at the gate. Autumn returns the …

A Week Of Autumn: BioMane and Ecolicious

Happy Monday! It is just short of one year since Autumn came into my life and turn it right-side-up. Friday, I will tell you about our “origin story” but, for now, all this week will be filled with products that I know my baby girl loves! First two up are BioMane and Ecolicious, two brands that help her shine inside and out. I am a strong believer in spoiling your horse with grooming. If your horse feels good about the way they feel, they are going to be far more pleasant to be around and more willing to work with you. BioMane came into our lives just about nine months ago. Shortly after I purchased Autumn, the big rains from last winter rolled in. Knowing absolutely nothing about her, I quickly learned that she HATES rain. Apparently, it makes her itchy beyond belief, causing her to scratch like a wild child. One of those rainy nights, I came to the barn to find her mane matted and her forelock a third of its original length. …

Company Week: Barnes is BTR

Barnes Tack Room is a brand new tack company based out of San Diego, CA that is up and coming, ready to take over your tack room. Created by their personal artisans in Argentina, they use only the finest, buttery leathers to create luxurious tack for your fur baby. Barnes is quickly making their statement and attracting some very popular media influencers! Check out how they are full steam ahead. A few months back, I connected with owner, Robert Barnes, for his media and market needs, since then it’s been a skyrocketing journey with the fresh new tack company. Robert, a life long polo player, created Barnes Tack Room, or BTR, with the female rider in mind and continues to redesign and create to benefit them. I like to say that BTR is the product of an American dream. From Argentina to Hawaii, Robert took his skills of management and knowledge of the equine world to develop a legacy that gives back. BTR strives to manufacture not only the finest products to retail, but also …

Company Week: Got Romfh?

NEWS FLASH: ROMFH is everywhere! Well, I guess that isn’t a surprise if you are reading this, right? For the past year, I have been sporting ROMFH and all the equine brand has to offer. And boy, am I happy about that! Not only is ROMFH a standard here on Tailored Mane but, its making waves across the board and across the world. From struggle to the epitome of success, Laura and I talk breeches and so much more. Washington native, Laura Romfh, was practically born in the saddle. From age two on, her exploration of the equine world developed her into a well-rounded rider and an admirer of riding fashion. From trails to eventing to dressage to show jumping, Laura came to intimately know all disciplines of riding, whether competitive or pleasure. Later, she attended Parsons School of Design which eventually led her to begin her journey with ROMFH at the ripe age of swenty-six. Laura, and I quote “starved” for the first three years after giving birth to the fledging company. But, her …