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Flashback Friday - Vintage Felt Hats & Old Horses

Hey Cowboy Campus Club. Today is Flashback Friday! Every so often, over on our Instagram account we like to feature photos from days gone by, and today we're sharing that post here on The Cowboy Blog as well! Follow us over on our Instagram, at @thecowboycampus for more Flashback Friday content.


This weeks Flashback Friday takes us all the way back to 2005. Pictured here is Denice riding Cowboy in our newly built arena. This one photo captures a lot of memories! That was an exciting time. Having an indoor arena meant more hours could be spent horseback, regardless of any unpleasant Alberta weather outside.


Cowboy is one of the first horses Hailey ever learnt to ride on and was Shelby’s first! Hailey rode him in 4-H for many years, and they had a very special bond. Hailey still has his 4-H wooden stall sign in her apartment as a special memento of their time together and his contribution to her horsemanship journey. Cowboy is now a lesson horse at a nearby boarding facility. The perfect job for this old boy, as he has a special way with children.


In this photo, Denice is wearing a Bailey felt hat with a pencil roll brim in the back. This style is called The Clayton. It originally had a Tom Mix crown that we then reshaped to a flat-top to better suit Denice's style. If you love the look of her vintage hat, you're in luck because it's still in production! We've provided the link below for you, if you'd like to take a look.


This particular hat is not the oldest felt in Denice's vintage felt collection, of which she likely has around 20. The oldest is a Stetson she found thrifting in Kalispell Montana, it’s over 100 years old! Denice still has and wears the hat pictured here to this day, but it has lots of competition for wear-time these days. Maybe we need to see a felt collection video in the Cowboy Campus Club monthly membership site, from Denice!


What do you think @denicestewart!? Ready to get behind the video camera?


Shop The Clayton hat by Bailey here --> https://www.baileyhats.com/bailey-western-clayton-hat

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