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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wild Ride

Wild Ride
The History and Lore of Rodeo

by Joel H. Bernstein

Soon to be Santa Fean Joel Bernstein (he and his wife Gail will be moving to the Eldorado area in December) has written a wonderful book about the history of the American Rodeo. Tracing the development of the rodeo from its inception on July 4, 1869 to the present, the book is full of great stories and vintage photographs. There are sections on the Wild West Shows, the first women bronc riders and the transition from informal gatherings of ranchers and vaqueros showing off their skills to the many rodeo associations and circuits of today.
The following review of Wild Ride appeared in Cowboys and Indians magazine:

Wild Ride
Joel H. Bernstein

Rodeo has evolved over the past two decades from a niche sport into a notional pastime that outdraws golf and tennis and attracts millions of viewers to televised events. To find out how it all began and how rodeo grew, it’s hard to imagine a better one-volume history than Joel H. Berstein’s Wild Ride: The History and Love of Rodeo.
Bernstein, a rancher, bareback rider and college rodeo professor, starts with the very first rodeo on July 4, 1869 and takes readers on a wide-ranging journey through the 19th-century Wild West shows, the origins of the earliest major competitions (Prescott, Cheyenne, Calgary), and how rodeo should be viewed in the larger context of the iconic status of the cowboy. From animal rights issues to rodeo’s embracing of both men’s and women’s events long before other sports broke the gender barrier, Bernstein covers every facet of rodeo’s history, including a few that probably wouldn’t have been as interesting with a lesser writer. An unabashed fan, he even makes the beginnings of corporate sponsorship a fun topic to explore.
Even veteran rodeo fans will pick up a few fascinating nuggets about the sport, such as the fact that Kitty Canutt,wife of famed Western Stuntman Yakima Canutt, won the All-Around Champion Cowgirl title at the 1916 Pendleton Round-Up. A marvelous selection of photos accompanies the text.
----David Hofstede

Monday, September 12, 2011

Horses For Heroes

August 17-21 saw riders from the Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding program compete in the National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Despite daily temperatures above 100 degrees they had a wonderful time and came home with second and third place awards. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this possible by buying raffle tickets, organizing horse shows and yard sales and making donations. The staff and riders only concern was that the therapy horses, now "show horses", would be too stuck up to do their regular work. Not to worry - less than a week after returning to Santa Fe Listening Horse volunteers and therapy horses spent an entire day happily giving free rides to children at a charity event.

The following is an article that was printed in the August 2011 issue of "Way To Go" the official magazine of the NSBA. There will be a follow-up article in the September issue.


THE NATIONAL SNAFFLE BIT ASSOCIATION IS VERY EXCITED TO WELCOME FOR THE FITST TIME TO ITS World Championship Show Aug. 17-21 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, riders who have served the United States of America's military and he horses that are helping them heal.
Two classes - Walk-Trot Supported and Walk-Trot Independent will be featured on Aug. 20, in the Ford Truck Arena for veterans and active military participation in Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.)'s Horses For Heroes programs.
PATH, a federally-registered 501(c3) nonprofit, was formed in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to promote equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs. With over 3,500 certified instructors and 800 member centers around the globe, more than 6.500 PATH Intl. members help more than 42,000 children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges find strength and independence through the power of the horse each year. In 2007 PATH Intl. initiated the Horses For Heroes in an effort to extend their services to service members and veterans. Program centers connect with Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and Clinics, as well as individual veterans. Veterans of any age can benefit from the progran and by being involved with equines.
Guss Jolley, of the Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, contacted the NSBA in 2010 regarding his Horses For Heroes proram and to ask if the association would consider classes for veterans. Jolley explained that he had received information on the NSBA World Show and its Riders With Disabilities classes. He noted that many of the members of his program might be interested in participating but that they would not qualify because their wounds were emotional not cognitive or physical. Rebecca Volkert, executive director of the NSBA Foundation, presented a proposal for the classes at the March NSBA Board of Directors meeting.
"Board members embraced the concept and approved the additional classes as a special event with separate eligibility requirements," Volkert said.
To be eligible, riders must be disables veterans or active duty "wounded Warriors" who are participating in PATH Horses For Heroes programs. Horses need not be egistered or owned by the rider or facility. Judging is based 50 percent on the rider and 50 percent on the horse.
Jolley said he is bringing riders from his Horses For Heroes program.
"This is going to be the most involved event in hich we've ever participated," he said. "Most of our events are around here and we even make up some of our own."
Jolley said the program provides veterans in his program with an increased sense of self-worth.
"It gives these guys a feeling of puttin their raining to use," he said.
Veterans in the Horses For Heroes programs across he country have physical limitations or are battling post-traumatic Stress disorder. Therapists have been finding that working with and riding horses can be an effective therapeutic tool.
"It's about being in the moment rather than focusing on the pain," Jolley said.
Jolley also hopes that by participating in the classes being offered at the NSBA World Show, his group can help draw attention to the Heroes For Horses program within PATH.
"It will cost each group bringing competitors to the show a minimum of %500.00 per person and it is our hope that we can get PATH to provide some support in uears to come. The experience will give us something to go back home and talk about and help raise awareness of the good work the program is providing across the country."
Alex Limkin, 38, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is an Army veteran who was deployed to Iraq from November 2004 to October 2005. He said he suffers from PYSD and struggles on a daily basis. He found a brochure for the Listening Horse Horses For Heroes program at his veteran's hospital and decided to call.
"I was curious," he said. "I am willing to try any method that will help me."
Limkin had no previous experience with horses, but immediately found that the program helped. After completing two eight-week sessions in the arena, he continued with the program by scouting trails with Jolley for the Northern new Mexico Horsemen's Association Ridge Riders and remains active with the Horses For Heroes program today.
"The program continues to help me," he said. "When I'm around the horses I can slip into their space. I'm grounded in the present and they say that is supposed to help people who have been exposed to trauma."
Limkin will be one of the members of the Listening Horse Horses For Heroes program to compete in the special event classes at the NSBA World Show.
"I'm not going to win anything," he explained. "I'm really not into competition at all. I'm going to support Gus, who has given so much of himself to this program. He loves those horses and has donated so much of himself that I want to pay him back in some wau. I do think it will be interesting to watch."
Volkert said she thinks exhibitors and spectators will also find it interesting to watch the veterans compete.
"The philosophy of the NSBA Heroes On Horses very special event is to honor the riders who have served our country and the horses that are helping them heal," she said. "This event will help all of the exhibitors and spectators to appreciate the power that horses have to change our lies and to experience a patriotic, feel-good moment."
Volkert said that many of the groups participating from around the country will be experiencing their first horse show.
"The riders and their coaches will appreciate having exhibitors at the show welcome them in a friendly and encouraging manner," she said. "All exhibitors and spectators are encouraged to be sure to fill the audience for these classes."
SUCCEED, Digestive Conditioning Program, is sponsoring the eroes On Horses program.
"We appreciate the financial support that SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program is providing for this program," Volkert said. "It would be great if NSBA members let the SUCCEED representative at the NSBA World Championship Show know that they appreciate their sponsorship of this program."
The NSBA is in the process of building a Foundation to continue to develop and sustain programs such as this. NSBA membership financial support of the NSBA Foundation will help NSBA to take leadership in order to bring the benefits of the horse show experience to riders who might otherwise not have an opportunity to participate.
The NSBA Foundation is currently supporting programs such as Trainer Crisis Fund, Youth Scholarship, heroes on Horses, Sponsor A Rider Program for Riders With Disabilities and the Tac Room and Clothes Closet to wich NSBA members can donate gently used show equipment and outfits that will be provided to Therapeutic Riding Faciities for their Riders with Disabilities. Fundraisers at the NSBA World Championship Show will include the Crisis Fund Mustache Contest, NSBA Foundation Raffle Baskets and Silent Auction. A drop off location for donated tack and show clothes will be provided on site.

Gus and his partner all dressed up in their show duds.

Maybe one of the horses did let the experience go to his head a little.

For more information about the Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding Horses For Heroes program please visit

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Horse and Dog Treats

     We're always looking for good quality, new products and when our customers can vouch for a product and ask for it specifically we'll try our hardest to get it.  Speedi-Beet and Formula-4-Feet from the United Kingdom are a good example of this.  We were asked to carry them, we researched them and by gosh they are incredible products.  We now sell them locally and ship them to customers in Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas!  Having a client base of intelligent pet owners who want the best for their horses and dogs and who are willing to spend time researching products is like having our own research and development department.
     The latest request was for grain free dog treats from a manufacturer in Canada.  These treats, made by Dog'n it in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada are made with natural grains, fruits and spices with no added salt, fat, sugar or preservatives and are baked or dried.  Some are wheat free and some are grain free.  We have:
Pumpkin and Cinnamon

Grain free:  Made with pea flour, crushed flax, pumpkin, molasses, cinnamon and baking powder

Peanut Butter and Banana

Grain free:  Made with pea flour, crushed flax, fresh banana, natural peanut butter, cinnamon and baking powder.

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Wheat free:  Made with rye flour, oats, crushed flax, natural peanut butter, fresh banana, cranberry, blueberry, molasses, cinnamon and baking powder.

Dog'n it treats cost $8.95 for a 1 lb. bag.

     We also found that through their sister company, Royal Equine, they have a very good line of horse treats.  Like the dog treats these are made with natural grains and fruits with no added fats or preservatives (some of the flavors do contain sugar) and are baked or dried.  We have:

Orchard Apple

Wheat free: made with rye flour, barley flour, flatted barley, barley granules, sugarcane molasses, fresh crushed apple and cinnamon.

Honey and Molasses

Wheat free: made with rye flour, barley flour, flatted barley, barley granules, sugarcane molasses, and honey.

Candy Cane Crunch

Wheat free: made with rye flour, barley flour, flatted barley, barley granules, sugarcane sugar and peppermint.

Royal Equine treats are comparably priced to Beet Treats: a 2 lb. box costs $9.95.

Santa Fe Pony Club

     A chapter of the United States Pony Club will be opening in Santa Fe and this is truly wonderful news for children who are interested in horses and riding and for their parents.  The United States Pony Club is a national organization (Pony Club itself is international with clubs in the United Kingdom and other European countries) with local clubs in every state and national headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

     Children ages 8 and up who join USPC learn safe, responsible riding and horse care and take part in organized horse rides and activities with others who share their love of horses.

     The new Santa Fe Pony Club is sponsoring a fantastic horse camp this summer which will take place at Goose Downs Farm in Galisteo.  Children do not need to own a horse or belong to USPC to participate in the summer horse camp.  They will ride (at any level), learn horse care, play mounted games and have a swim party!  Some of my daughter's best summers were spent at week after week of horse camp and some of her closest friends were made there.
     You can find a lot of information about USPC at  For more information about the horse camp or the new Santa Fe Pony Club please contact Jeffray Ryding at 

Horse Blanket Washing and Repair

Horse blanket wash and repair update:  Shelly will no longer pick up blankets for wash and repair at Barn Dogs - it is just too far for her to come regularly.  Blankets and saddle pads can still be dropped off for wash and repair at Desert Wind Saddlery on Airport Road on the other side of town.  Sorry.  We tried!
The Blanket Lady is back!  Shelly Gibbs is taking over the horse blanket cleaning and repair business left behind by Carol Helms when she moved to California.  Shelly's business will provide the same services for roughly the same prices .  You may leave your blankets, in a plastic trash bag, at Barn Dogs with instructions for cleaning and/or repair and Shelly will  pick them up, service them and return them to Barn Dogs where you may pick them up again.  Since she lives on the other side of town, Shelly would rather pick up several blankets at a time so if you are bringing a blanket or blankets maybe some of your friends or other people at your barn would like to send theirs at the same time.
      Shelly will also clean and repair wool saddle blankets.  If you have questions about pricing or services you can contact Shelly at


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cute Horse and Dog Pictures

      These are pictures of Jesse James, a Fell pony from Santa Fe, NM, enjoying the special present his mom bought him.  His sister Luna looks on with resignation.  The second set is of Molly's (very) new little friend.

I can't believe you bought this for me!
 It's just what I've always wanted!!

Come on Luna.  It's fun!
OK. Fine.  More for me.


"Wanna play?"  "No."
"Are you sure?"  "Yes."

"Would you ever consider just
laying down for awhile?"

"Sure I would.  See?  I'm still cute
though.  I can't help it."

"Do these boots make my
body look miniscule?"

Father's Day Special

     Sunday, June 19 is Father's Day.   Buy any pair of shorts, jeans or pants and choose any shirt for 1/2 price.  We have tee shirts, polo shirts, chambray shirts, long sleeved cotton solids and plaids and long and short sleeved cotton solids.  There is sure to be something your dad would love.

A Summer Getaway For You and Your Horse

     Santa Fe is parched and dry this year.  We're worried about the drought, we're worried about fires and taking a trail ride in hot wind can be just plain miserable.  When a friend called to enthuse about riding in cool meadows, spotting elk and porcupine and riding through creeks and streams I was very envious.  Then I discovered that this paradise is just 2 hours from Santa Fe.
     Holly Burgess-Wolosin & Ken Wolosin have created a dog and horse friendly retreat on their 160 acre ranch near the Carson National Forest.  This is what Holly has to say about their property:

     Hi everyone!  My name is Holly Burgess and I run .  We are NOT located in Taos, we are in the small community of Tres Piedras, 30 minutes Northwest of Taos and 2 hours from Santa Fe.  The Carson National Forest is our backyard!!  I invite you to go to our website and check out our small adobe houses (2) each with horse accommodations.  Everyone can just ride out the back gate and hit the trails!!!  I love showing people the trails and it is my excuse to get my mules out often!  The site shows you the houses and our 160 acre ranch with log cabin and 3 LQT sites.  You will find my calendar on the rates page to see what is available and when or you can just give me a call and we can chat about the riding here and what is open!

Happy Trails!!!            575-758-3628  or 575-758-8880.
     Their website is beautifully done and the pictures make one want to hitch up the trailer and go.  According to my friend the accommodations for both horse and rider are safe, comfortable and well-cared for and the entire experience lives up to the highest expectations - and it's only 2 hours from Santa Fe!

Monday, June 13, 2011

You Can Help a Santa Fe Veteran Compete in the NSBA World Championship Horse Show!

Children interacting with the Listening Horse staff
and therapy horses at La Tienda Wild West Day.
    Among the most popular attractions at La Tienda's Wild West Day were the free horse rides provided by Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding.  Children were able to pet, learn about and ride the therapy horses while their parents learned about the Listening Horse program.  Listening Horse is a NARHA (North America Riding for the Handicapped Association) certified therapeutic riding program and they run the only NARHA sanctioned and certified Horses for Heroes therapeutic riding program for military veterans in Santa Fe.
The Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding booth drew a crowd
at Wild West Day as parents and children learned about Promise
 and Zorro, two very special therapy horses.

     As such they are honored to be invited to participate in the sixth annual NSBA World Championship Show located in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex, a state-of-the-art facility located at the Tulsa Expo Square.  Listening Horse will be sending 3 veterans, their horses and trainers to the show.  It's an honor, but even cutting every corner it will be an expensive trip.  To help pay for everyone's rooms, meals and travel expenses Listening Horse is sponsoring a raffle on August 13, 2011.  Prizes include a flat screen tv, Lensic tickets, gift cards to local businesses, dinners at local restaurants and many more items.  One ticket costs $5.00 and for $10.00 you can purchase three chances to win.

     You can purchase raffle tickets at Barn Dogs or through Listening Horse.  To purchase tickets or to make a donation either come in to Barn Dogs or visit  To find out more about the NSBA World Championship Show visit

     This is a wonderful opportunity to support our local heroes and to give them the chance to demonstrate what they have learned through the Listening Horse NARHA Horses for Heroes program.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

International Helmet Awareness Day June 11th 2011

      Courtney King Dye is an international dressage trainer and competitor based out of New York in the summer and Florida in the winter.  On March 3, 2010 the horse Courtney  was riding tripped and fell. Courtney was not wearing a helmet and suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury.  She spent 4 weeks in a coma and 3 months doing inpatient rehabilitation re-learning how to walk and talk. Courtney continues to do outpatient therapy with the ultimate goal of riding competitively again.

     In July 2010 the first National Helmet Awareness Day was organized in her honor.  Over 300 retailers in the USA and 8 retailers internationally offered discounts on helmets from 8 different manufacturers.  Riders4Helmets will be hosting the first annual International Helmet Awareness Day on June 11, 2011.  It is anticipated that over 500 retailers globally will participate this year.

     Barn Dogs is offering a 15% discount on any helmet purchased or ordered on June 11.  We carry Troxel and International helmets.  Ordered helmets take approximately 10 days to arrive.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Latest EHV-1 Update

     The number of new cases of EHV-1 since May 26 is very small and all new cases occurred in barns which were quarantined with sick horses at the time.  The total number of confirmed cases in all of the western United States is 84 with 12 deaths.

      In New Mexico the Livestock Board is encouraging the resumption of equine events and urging event organizers to implement plans to minimize potential disease exposure.  Horse owners who attend events should implement the following practices:

1.  Decrease horses direct (nose to nose) contact with other horses.
2.  Do not share feed, water and equipment (water buckets, feeders, bits, brushes and sponges).
3.  Clean and disinfect equipment, tack and boots prior to leaving the event.
4.  Isolate any new animals or animals returning home for a minimum of 3 weeks.
5.  Wash hands following touching or working with other people's horses.
6.  While at the show, monitor horses's temperature twice daily; if over 102 degrees fahrenheit, contact        
      event veterinarian.
7.  Clean and disinfect horse trailer.
8.  Shower and change clothes prior to handling horses that remained at home.

     It appears that the EHV-1 (which can become EHM in some horses) is now established in the western United States horse population.  Horse owners need to take precautions in order to  prevent the spread of EHV-1 whenever  encountering horses which come from outside their own barn, whether these horses are new horses entering the barn, horses encountered at events or horses encountered on trail.

     The New Mexico Livestock Board has up-to-date reports and information about EHV-1.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

EVH-1 Update

     As of May 25, 2011, Dr. David Fly, DVM, New Mexico State Veterinarian states: "It appears that the outbreak is under control; however due to additional exposures either at other events or horses that were exposed, but have not been identified, it has been determined that an additional 7 – 10 days is needed before normal equine movement can resume."

     There have been 9 reported deaths from EHV-M since the outbreak began in the first week of May.  One horse has been euthanized in New Mexico and there are three other reported cases at this time.  In all there have been 55 cases of EHV-1 reported in the western United States and Canada with the majority of the horses recovering and only the 9 cases exhibiting neurological symptoms (EHV-M). 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Equine Rhino EHV-1

      An outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) has been traced to horses that attended the National Cutting Horse Association’s (NCHA) Western National Championships in Odgen, UT on April 30 - May 8, 2011. Affected horses have been identified in Arizona, California, Canada, Colorado, Idaho and Utah.  To date there have been no reported cases in New Mexico.  Although EHV-1 is highly contagious among horses, it does not pose a threat to human health.

     EHV-1 is transmitted primarily by aerosol and through direct and indirect contact. Aerosol transmission occurs when infectious droplets are inhaled. The source of infectious droplets is most often respiratory secretions.

Direct horse-to-horse contact is a common route of transmission of the virus, but indirect transmission is also important. This occurs when infectious materials (nasal secretions, fluids  etc.) are carried between infected and non-infected horses by people or inanimate objects such as buckets, etc.

     Fever is one of the most common clinical signs and often precedes the development of other signs. Respiratory signs include coughing and nasal discharge.  Neurologic signs associated with EHV-1 are highly variable, but often the hindquarters are most severely affected. Horses with EHV-1 may appear weak and uncoordinated. Urine dribbling and loss of tail tone may also be seen. Severely affected horses may become unable to rise.  EHV-1 can also cause abortion in pregnant mares.  None of these signs are specific to EHV-1, and diagnostic testing is required to confirm EHV-1 infection and many horses exposed to EHV-1 never develop clinical signs.

     If you suspect your horse has been exposed to EHV-1, contact your veterinarian. In general, exposed horses should be isolated and have their temperatures monitored twice daily for 10 days. If an exposed horse develops a fever or other signs consistent with EHV-1 infection, diagnostic testing should be performed. Testing of healthy horses is generally not recommended.

     The UC Davis website has useful information for recognizing, treating and preventing EHV-1 in horses.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

America's Favorite Trail Horse

Macho all dressed up and ready to go at his 
audition for America's Favorite Trail Horse
     Shelley Bachicha and her horse Macho, of Santa Fe, are soon to be national celebrities!  Shelley and Macho auditioned for the ACTHA America's Favorite Trail Horse reality television show - and qualified for the national competition.  They are 1 of 100 horse and rider teams nationwide to make the cut.  They will travel to Austin, Texas to compete with the other finalists over a course of 4 obstacles.  Judges will be watching each horse's personality, style, and abilities.  The competition will be televised as a 10 episode reality show and America will vote for it's favorite trail horse. ACTHA (American Competitive Trail Horse Association) hopes that American interest in trail horses and trail riding will be reawakened by seeing how wonderful these horses are and what a pleasure trail riding can be.  They hope that many Americans will want to get back in the saddle and rescue the many horses who need homes.

     Macho is the perfect ambassador for this project.  His mother was a BLM mustang and his father was a roping quarter horse.  When his original owners determined that he would not be large enough for his intended use they planned to shoot him.  Enter Shelley who saw in him a wonderful trail horse and potential friend for life.  You can follow Shelley and Macho's progress on his facebook page at Macho of Santa Fe.  Shelley and Macho are active members of ACTHA.  They do competitive trail riding and three day eventing.  For more information about ACTHA please visit

     HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, will air the series beginning in mid-summer of 2011.  Be sure to watch and to cast your vote for America's Favorite Trail Horse.  Congratulations and best of luck to Shelley and Macho!  

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Beginner Rider Horse Show

Little Cowgirl from Mandy Probyn's site
which is full of cowgirl information and great products.
     The Northern Stars  4-H Club will sponsor a walk/trot horse show for youth and adult beginning riders on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Northern New Mexico Horsemen's Association Arena at 3233 Rodeo Road in Santa Fe.  There will be walk and walk/trot classes for adults and youth riders.  Registration begins at 8:30 am and classes begin at 10:00 am.  There is a $2.00 entry fee per class.  Classes include: showmanship, horsemanship, pleasure, barrel race and stump race.

     Proceeds from the show will be donated to the Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding NARHA Horses for Heroes Veterans Program.  For more information please contact: Karen at  For more information about Listening Horse's NARHA Horses for Heroes therapeutic riding program for military veterans please visit

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Carhartt Shorts and Woolrich Socks

     With better weather finally coming it's time to shed our flannel-lined jeans and enjoy the warmer temperatures.  Carhartt makes several styles of men's and women's shorts which are both stylish and functional. 

     B283 is a 100% cotton washed twill work short for men which sits slightly below the waist, has front slash pockets, a welt cell phone pocket and two welt back pockets.  It has a 10" inseam.  We have tan and dark khaki in stock for $32.00

     WB164 is a women's canvas cargo short.  It sits slightly below the waist, has triple-stitched main seams for extra durability and has a contoured waistband which eliminates gapping in the back.  There are left and right leg utility bands, two side flap cargo pockets and two back flap pockets with antique-finish snap closures. These shorts have a 7" inseam.  We have tan and dark khaki in stock for $38.00.

     WB053 is another women's short.  This is a drawstring cargo short in 100% cotton washed twill with an 11" inseam.  This short also sits slightly below the waist with two back pockets and two side flap cargo pockets with button closures.  We have stone and dark khaki in stock for $38.00.

     Finally, we've found sturdy socks!  We now carry Woolrich 10 Mile crew socks made from itch free merino lambswool.  These are excellent work or hiking socks.  They feature a double welt top (no sagging), ankle support, impact absorption cushioning, flat toe seams (no rubbing), arch support, with lycra spandex added for durability and comfort.  We carry Small (women's shoe size 4-6) through Extra Large (men's shoe size 12.5-15) in Stone and Pecan for $13.00.

     To see other Carhartt items please visit our online store at

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring Sale

     The winds are still howling, but we believe that true spring is on its way. In preparation, we're making room for lighter spring and summer clothing.  Beginning Friday, April 15, we are placing several of our spring coats and jackets on sale at 20% off the listed price.  These include:

      WJ176, Carhartt's Women's Soft Shell Jacket with a durable nylon shell with water-repellent finish bonded to polyester fleece.  it is highly breathable, water resistant and windproof.  It has two-way stretch for ease of movement, a heavy-duty two way zipper, a left chest map pocket with a zipper closure, a right chest pocket with hook and loop closure, two lower front pockets with secure zipper closures, princess seams for a fitted look, a drop tail for added coverage, pleated elbows, and an adjustable drawcord hem.  Size medium back length is 27".  It comes in XS, Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL and in Shale Brown and Burgundy.  Regularly $129.95 now $99.95.
 J182, Carhartt's Men's Hooded Soft Shell Jacket with all the same features as the women's soft shell jacket in black or olive in sizes Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL.  Size Large back length is 30".  Regular price $139.00 now $109.95. 

      Woolrich Women's Mountain Parka which  has been a Woolrich favorite for nearly 30 years.  The shell is a lightweight but durable nylon taslan coated with a durable water-repellent finish.  Water beads up and rolls off the surface.  You stay dry.  The two-way front zipper with snap-close storm flap seals out wind and cold.  It is lined with a lightweight wool blend that retains body heat.  Other features include dual-entry pockets, adjustable drawcord waist, adjustable hook-and-loop cuffs, removable hood and an internal security pocket.  It is machine washable and regularly sells for $99.00, now $75.00.  We have sage green in the store.
     The sale is limited to items currently in the store.