About The Clotheshorse

According to the dictionary a “clotheshorse” is a person excessively concerned with fashion. According to me a “clotheshorse” is a horse-person who is excessively concerned with both horses and fashion and knows that the two can cohabit peacefully. I divide my time between riding horses and fashion, spending equal time in paddock boots and high heels.

I took my first riding lesson at the tender age of five and was instantly hooked. My first horse was a POA named Little Mischief Britches and we did it all, showmanship in the morning followed western classes, then english classes and finally barrel racing. I moved on to showing paint horses as I got older and have shown in everything from halter to jumping to western pleasure. I currently own a 16’3 hand Quarter Horse named Woody, who I show in Hunter Under Saddle.

My love of fashion and shopping was inherited from my mother and grandmother, both of which are gold-medal winning professional shoppers. I graduated from college with a degree in apparel merchandising and after a short stint as a buyer I took the plunge and opened a high-end women’s clothing store. My store, What To Wear, lasted 3 years (until my lease was up). I closed it so I could have my life back and could focus on riding, writing and enjoying fashion without the stress of running a store.

So, this blog is a combo of my two loves, horses and fashion and the posts that follow will be a little of both. Because who says you can’t be stylish and an equestrian. I often ride in skinny J-Brand jeans, Ariat boots, a Vince cashmere hoody and a Horseware coat. Follow me on Twitter at aclotheshorseok.

My first horse Mischief:

My current horse Woody:






22 responses to “About The Clotheshorse

  1. Margo

    Hi, this looks great, WOW such knowledgeable info, I love the no bulge or bra line Cami fro Cass and Co. I would love to have one of those, thats every womens nightmare and dream. ha ha

    good luck, I try to check o this reg. Good Job!

  2. wow…i love your site….
    il check here from time to time 🙂

  3. hey thanks for the email…great blog yourself…hit me up any time if you have questions about what i do for a living…

    We should swap links

  4. artfuldodger

    Great site! Hey I’m older than you and I love Harry Potter- I’m eagerly awaiting the upcoming book#7 and movie#5. Come visit me at http://www.artfuldodger.wordpress.com 🙂

  5. Hi! This blog is really cool, upbeat and exciting. I wondered if you would like to feature our products on here as that would be great for us both, the brand is Irregular Choice and we are on a massive up to 50% sale right now! Available from the US and UK website.

    Well keep up the good work, I will check back soon.

  6. Hey clotheshorse! I just added you to our blogroll. I love your writing style and what you choose to write about!


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  8. Hi there,

    I love your website and thought you might be interested to hear about our new blog:

    The purpose of our blog is to review popular beauty products including make-up, skin care and anything else to make girls look and feel beautiful!

    The website is updated frequently with new articles that may be of interest to visitors on your site and I was wondering if you would include us in your ‘Blogroll’ section?

    Thank you very much for your time, I hope to hear from you soon.

    Kindest Regards

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  9. Hi Clotheshorse –

    As a fellow fashionista and horse girl, I love your site! I would love for you to check out my online store, ManeaterThreads.com, which carries a well edited selection of womenswear designers, such as Geren Ford, Richard Ruiz, Rami Kashou, Mike & Chris, Rory Beca, and many more. We also have a recently launched affiliate program. We would love for you to visit our site at http://www.maneaterthreads.com!


  10. Amy

    Hey Clotheshorse,

    LOVE your blog – never quit! I’ve only read two posts and I can tell it will be a regular read for me.

    I am gonna add you to my blogroll.

    Check me out at my blog if you want – I sometimes discuss fashion but also some other stuff.


    good luck!

  11. I just found your blog today and have to give it two thumbs up! I like it.

    I think many of your readers would benefit from our Global Fashion Network: Where The Apparel Industry Connects, which is an online tool for the fashion, footwear, & textile industry. It is part of our blog on how to start a clothing line which is currently number 1.

    Take a look at it here http://fashionnetwork.dobizo.com

  12. Hi there,
    I’m from AnonymousVenice.com, a new online site for the Anonymous Clothing boutique, which has two very popular retail stores in Venice, CA. We carry a wide variety of brands and styles, including a huge selection of Junk Food (many of the styles are actually production samples, exclusive to our store), Harajuku Lovers (by Gwen Stefani), Miss Me, Mek, as well as our own line of shirts.

    I was interested to hear about any opportunities to advertise on your blog…we could also send you an item or two if you would like to review them on your site. I’ve actually created a coupon code ‘CLOTHESHORSE’ for our site which will give your readers 15% off their entire order.

    Anyhow, give us a look and get back to me. We just launched and we’re looking for opportunities to increase traffic…your blog seems like a great read, and would attract the type of clientele we are looking to target, so hopefully we can work something out!

    Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions.


  13. hey.. good stuff you have here.

  14. Natalie

    I love this! Such great advice. Please tell me…am I still wearing skinny jeans? I love them and, quite frankly, did not really like wide-leg pants the last time they were around. I want some great skinny black jeans but don’t know if the sun has set on that one…

  15. Hello clotheshorse,
    I thoroughly enjoy your website and it seems a great place to generate more exposure to Fashion based websites.

    I am the owner of Rain Urbana and RainUrbana.com. A high-end jeans boutique in South Lake Tahoe, Ca with a online website.

    I think what separates us from the countless other sites that sell jeans online is that we have extended what we carry to the entire lifestyle of our client which includes music, books, gifts, candles, small home furnishing accessories,bath and beauty products.

    Check our site out
    http:\\www.rainurbana.com coming soon our own blog.

  16. Bijou

    Hello! I’m a new WordPress user (from Finland) and came across your blog. I love it! And I live for fashion and shopping.. 🙂

  17. melibrig

    Interesting. Keep up the good work!

  18. I love your site. Keep it up !

  19. Clotheshorse, thank you for adding Blue Bee as one of your favorate sites to shop! That just made our year!!! ❤ all of us at BlueBee.com

  20. Meghan Spears

    A very fun and educational read! Styles change, sales go fast and not everyone can get away with “hammer pants”…ha! Loved your store, you have such an eye for fashion and your knowledge makes this blog one I will check regularly!

  21. I love your blog! I just found it while I was on BCBG’s Facebook page! I also think you are a lot like me in many ways. You have excellent taste!

  22. Margo

    sounds dangerously good – think we’ve got a lot in common??! lk’g fwd to getting your updates…

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