IN THE BEGINNING
In 1976 Jim Mreen purchased Toklat Originals, at the time it was selling only CoolBack products. WoolBack was the next brand to be sold under the name, soon to be accompanied by all the great Toklat original brands like Medallion, SuperQuilt and Premium Southwest. What started as a couple of vans filled with products has now turned into a huge warehouse where your favorite products are manufactured and distributed.
Toklat consults with leading horse experts and product designers whose expertise goes into the products that we make. Many products have been tested and endorsed by top horsemen and women in both the English and Western communities. On staff, we have a number of talented individuals who are not only experts in their respective equine disciplines, but also have a passion for everything horse-related. Before a product hits the store, it has been tried and tested to ensure that it performs to the rigorous Toklat standard and provides you with the quality you deserve, time after time.
ORIGINS OF THE TOKLAT NAME
Many people have asked us over the years about the origins of our name and one by one we have told the story. Toklat is actually a location in the Denali National Park of Alaska and the name of the river that runs through it. Pronounced toe•klat, the name comes from the Tanana Indian language meaning “cloudy white” water; a result of the ice and snow melt. The area is home to the Toklat grizzly, a powerfully built bear with long, thick hair that is a striking pale golden color with chocolate-colored legs.