A Rain Jacket for Sunny Days

Since I left for college and the big city, this Maine girl has wanted to be a queen. Specifically, Queen Elizabeth II. More specifically, I just wanted her perpetual country lifestyle, the part that includes dogs, horses, and a Barbour coat. That’s the classic, waxed […]

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Stretching Comfort Zone with Kimes’ Jolene Jean

Here’s something I realized when preparing to review Kimes Ranch Jolene jeans, one of 15 styles available from the young, Made in America, Arizona-based company. I brought high expectations to this assignment. Before even receiving the jeans – made from 99 percent cotton and one […]

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Beat the Heat. Lose the Top

Interested in heat and horses? Read more here. As high temperature records fall around the globe, riders are looking for ways to keep themselves and their horses cool. One great idea? Lose the top. Title Nine, the California-based online retailer, makes it easy: A fit […]

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A Visit with Kimes Ranch Jeans

We’ve been fans of Kimes Ranch, the rider-friendly, made-in-America jeans company for years. Recently, we chatted with Kimes Ranch Marketing Director Lindsay Perraton to learn more about the company’s recent growth and successes. We’ll review a pair of their Jolene style soon. Cayuse Communications [CC]: […]

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The Most Fun You Can Have With Dogs in the Dark and Cold

I’m servant to three, highly energetic, mixed-breed-but-mostly herding dogs: Peeko, a heeler mutt; Kip, a mostly Aussie girl; and Monty, a mostly border collie boy. Together, we trek between two and ten miles every day. Especially during the winter, many of those outings happen in […]

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Kuhl’s Hip Hoody

We continue our reviews of Kuhl gear from the outdoor clothing company based in Salt Lake City, Utah: This week, we check out the Firekrakr Hoody: Ah, to have it all: to be thin, warm, and good-looking. Of course, I’m not talking about people. I’m […]

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Winter Blues? Go Purple

Daily dresser dilemma for us winter horsewomen: Pick items of clothing that are warm, work hard, go with most anything, are easily cared for, and look great when you’re finished with the horses and need to head to town. Sweatshirts are sloppy. Jean jackets and […]

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Kuhl embraces Horses and Riders

In the coming weeks, Cayuse Communications will feature warm, functional, and stylish items from Kuhl, the outdoor clothing company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They’re part of our new “Gifts We Give Ourselves” section. We’ll review: Women’s Stella Full Zip Women’s Firekrakr Hoody Men’s […]

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Duckworth Crafts Another Keeper

“There are two kinds of people in this world,” says my narrow-minded self. “People who wear black and people who do not wear black. I fall into the latter camp. Or, at least, that’s what I thought before trying out the Comet Tunnel Hood from […]

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A Down Comforter You Can Work & Walk In

I’m guessing there are more than a few of you who recall the creaky floors and the comforting smell of leather and wood in the ol’ L.L. Bean flagship store on Main Street in Freeport. During the 1960’s and 70’s, my family would head to […]

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