The Clothes Horse has been manufacturing custom made horse blankets, tackroom drapes, and trunk covers since 1972. Growing out of one man's desire for the perfect rain sheet and company founder Edith Friedman's willingness to try something new, The Clothes Horse now makes items for some of the most prestigious show barns and horse shows in the country, as well as for private horse owners nationwide. Edith started making blankets in her basement alone - but when the business grew each year she had to move out to another facility, add a staff of employees, and the company just keeps on growing.
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.