Special Places in Temecula, CA - Big Horse Feed & Farm Supply
This is the first in a series of articles entitled SPECIAL PLACES, focusing on local cities, in this case, Temecula, CA. There is much more to this area than real estate for sale, short sales and bank-owned properties! There are many unique and fun businesses and attractions in this town!
Two weeks ago I arranged to do a short interview with Rose Corona, the owner of Big Horse Feed. I had hoped to have video of my nterview for you all, but as I took it with my iPhone, it turns out that the footage needs a bit more work than I had anticipated. It will come in a later post!
Rose was simply delightful, and took time to speak with me an show me around the property. Or at least, SOME of the property - there are 165 acres there!
Big Horse got its unique name from the identification the community has acquired as a result of the large draft horses owned and driven by Miss Corona. Since draft horses (yes, like the Clydesdales) were not a predominant or often seen breed around the area, people always knew where the Corona Ranch was located simply by saying "Oh yeah, we know where you are. You're the one with the Big Horses!"
Big Horse Feed is really much more than a mere feed store. It was opened as a sideline to the Corona Family's farming operation of more than 75 years, and has grown into an amzing place that sells a lot more than just feed, tack and farm supplies! There is jewelry, clothing, collectibles, books, friendly service and much more!
With a staff of over 20 people, Big Horse carries products for a wide range of riding and driving disciplines. An extensive gift and book selection complement the pet and small animal departments that make this location unique. Equestrian Clinics are held throughout the year and many are held right on the property itself. Many Myler bitting clinics happen at the location since Big Horse is the sole distributor for large horse bits (anything over 5 ½") for the Myler family.
Each October, the Corona family also hosts a fantastic Pumpkin and Harvet Festival which will again this year include the fascinating Corn Maze. More on that in the next post! Here is a photo of Rose looking out over the huge sod fields where the Harvest Festival wil be, and to the left of it, the growing Corn Maze.
The Corn Maze will be open October 9th - 31st.More on the Maze in the next post!
Weekends: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Weekdays: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Maze Entry: $9.00 (Last Maze entry is 3:45pm)
Children 3 & Under: FREE
Kids Combo: Maze admission plus (3) activities for only $13
• Western Town Jolly Jumps
• Tractor Rides
• Pony Rides
• Mini Maze
• Corn Cannon
• Pumpkin Bowling
• Corn Box
• Face Painting
• & more
Military receive 1/2 price Maze admission & Activities with I.D. for their immediate family.
One of the coolest things for me was getting to actually meet her seriously BIG Horses - several breeds, as I recall Belgian, Clydesdale, Percheron. She took me out back where they big fellows where staying cool in the shade, and I got to say hi to them all. They are so huge, but so gentle and sweet-natured. You can see in this photo they follow Rose around like great big puppies! My horse experience is mainly with Thoroughbreds and Arabians. I thought a 17 hand gray I took care of at Del Mar was big - not a patch on these guys! You know they are big - but it isn't until you stand next to them that you realize just how massive they are. Awesome horses, really.
BIG HORSE FEED & FARM SUPPLY is located at
33320 Temecula Parkway
Temecula, California 92592
Phone: 951 389.4621