Decidedly Equestrian was founded in 2014. We focus on honest reviews of products from large and small companies. We write about the important stuff: how an item works in the short term and over time, how long something lasts or how something holds up after months of serious use, if the quality of the product warrants it’s price, and how the products stand up to their competition.

We also focus on bringing you interesting lifestyle articles including DIY projects, news in the horse community, artist and company profiles, trainer tips, barn organization and management and various other topics. We also travel to many California shows and events to photograph the competitors.

The name Decidedly Equestrian is a tribute to our favorite horse sport – horse racing. Decidedly won the Kentucky Derby in 1962 and was the last California bred to win that race until a favorite of mine, California Chrome, won in 2014.

We are undoubtedly and undeniably Equestrian.


Rachel Masen

Rachel Masen, founder of Decidedly Equestrian, is a former art consultant and has been involved with OTTB re-homing for many years. In her day job(s) she helps to re-home Thoroughbreds at Golden Gate Fields, creates websites and logos and does equine photography. She enjoys a variety of disciplines but is currently focusing on some big dressage goals. She is a USDF Bronze medalist and plans to show 4th level and PSG in 2018.

Kristin Phillips

Kristin Phillips

Kristin Phillips has been riding horses for almost 14 years – dabbling in almost every discipline along the way. But at this stage she is enjoying the slow and steady pace of western pleasure and trail work. Kristin and her husband own a farm in Central Ohio where they have made a home for their two horses, 4 dogs and beautiful young daughter. Kristin has been writing for several years with We3Equines and has recently moved to the Decidedly Equestrian team.