To everybody affected by the recent events between Mane ‘n Tail and NYCLASS, Mane ‘n Tail is not a supporter of banning any horse activities, whatsoever, when our products were donated for the NY CLASS event we were led to believe by NYCLASS that we were contributing to the welfare of horses, we did not realize there was a political agenda behind the event or cause.
After receiving the feedback from our customer service, Facebook, etc… in regard to the event, Mane ‘n Tail began to investigate the nature of what was really going on and found out that we were led into something we do not support.
I made a trip to New York City to meet with Stephen Malone the President of the Horse and Carriage Association of New York City, and Christina Hansen, Co-Founder of Blue Star Equiculture, a non-profit organization that advocates for working horses and serves as the official retirement venue for the Horse and Carriage Association of New York City. Upon having met with them I have been enlightened to the entire situation and the sensitivity to the controversy created by NYCLASS’s efforts to ban the New York City Carriage Horses.
On behalf of Mane ‘n Tail we apologize to any of our fellow horse people that have been upset by what was perceived as our support of banning ANY equine activity.
Thank you to all our Mane ‘n Tail supporters for bringing this to our attention. I will continue to support all equine activities in New York City and around the world, as we have always done.
Devon B . Katzev
President of Straight Arrow Products, Inc., makers of the Original Mane ‘n Tail
Thanks for personally meeting with us Stephen and Christina:
“I believe that Devon B. Katzev, as President of Mane ‘n Tail has made a conscientious and honest effort to correct and understand a confusing situation,” Stephen Malone, President of the Horse and Carriage Association of New York City.
“I want to thank Devon B. Katzev for coming here to meet with us to sit down and come together as horse people to make things right,” Christina Hansen, Co-Founder of Blue Star Equiculture.