With almost no advertising – relying solely on the reputation of an excellent product and word of mouth – The Clothes Horse has grown to be the manufacturer of the most elegant and well-crafted fabric horse products of the kind that are available. After taking tender loving care of her company for almost 30 years, Edith retired in 2001, and now the company is run by her longtime assistant, Katrina Coldren.
Every single order is taken and entered into the computer as a custom order. All details are spelled out according to the customer’s specific requests and needs. Then each order is cut, in chronological order, one piece at a time by hand. Next each item is sewn on a single needle machine. This allows us to use high-end finishing methods such as mitered corners on our sheets and blankets that are not possible on the production binding machines used by most blanket makers. The fine tailoring includes a small stitch which makes a more durable item. Other details such as fine leather buckles on dress sheets, real leather reinforcement of stress points on horse clothes and trunk covers, nylon thread reinforcement on tackroom drapes, and double layer construction of name banners and chair backs are simply not found elsewhere. This attention to quality and detail adds time to manufacturing, but the product is worth it. Some satisfied customers include: Beacon Hill, Heritage Farm, Chris Kappler Inc., Brookway Stables, The National Horse Show, The Devon Horse Show, and the Winter Equestrian Festival among many, many others.