When Carol Dalton, a middle school teacher, moved to Lexington, KY, she got her first horse. There was only one problem – she couldn’t find a bareback pad that safely stayed in place.
Being the daughter of an entrepreneur, she saw no reason why she couldn’t bring a better one to market. She just needed a business-savvy partner.
That’s when Carol Dalton turned to her longtime friend, Carol Vandre. Together, they founded Best Friend Equine Supply, Inc., in 1995.
Soon thereafter, Best Friend’s slip-resistant, bareback pad became a reality.
A lightweight, synthetic muzzle to reduce grass intake soon followed.
Both products have become award-winners.
Widely recommended by veterinarians and farriers and endorsed by magazines, the grazing muzzle – now available in four styles – is considered one of the bestselling products in the horse industry over the past several decades.