History

Much has changed the landscape of Temecula. A six lane highway cuts through the center of where cattle once roamed. The bunkhouse and ranch headquarters are still there but are surrounded and almost lost behind Kohls and Wal-Mart. The mill and granite, feed lot and granite quarry are long gone. Where once open farm and grazing land dominated the landscape, now there is nothing but one row crop farm left, Corona Ranch and Land, which has been operating on 165 acres along on Temecula Parkway since 1974.

It is here, along with the farming operation, that Big Horse Feed and Mercantile has combined the charm of old fashioned service and rural lifestyle without sacrificing the demands of modern retail. Although the family had been solely in farming in Southern California since the 1920’s, they decided to diversify their operations by adding a retail feed business in their former onion packing building. Even though the feed store was open for business for a few months prior to a grand opening in July of 1998 the important thing was coming up with a name. It is often asked how they cam up with the name “Big Horse Feed”.

It is here, along with the farming operation, that Big Horse Feed and Mercantile has combined the charm of old fashioned service and rural lifestyle without sacrificing the demands of modern retail. Although the family had been solely in farming in Southern California since the 1920’s, they decided to diversify their operations by adding a retail feed business in their former onion packing building. Even though the feed store was open for business for a few months prior to a grand opening in July of 1998 the important thing was coming up with a name. It is often asked how they cam up with the name “Big Horse Feed”.

What We Sell

With what started out as a few horse related items and feed, Big Horse has expanded into more than just a feed store. It has now expanded its operation to include the fun and unique items not usually found in what people think of when they shop for their animals and pets or even themselves! The store also has a variety of different departments to meet a variety of your needs from outfitting yourself, your horse, dog or cat to unique home décor and furnishings for your home.

Along with feed and product for every imaginable animal or pet including your dog and cat, Big Horse houses up to 8,000 square feet of home décor, artwork and prints, antiques, a variety of different jewelry including Brighton Jewelry, furnishings, bath and bedding, kitchen and dining related items, fashion clothing, purses, riding and horse related necessities including saddles and blankets, both English and Western, and hats, a both western, fashion and casual. And it doesn’t stop there, along with a Men’s clothing department, they have western boots and fashion shoes, leather jackets and belts, gifts for the grandkids of every age, Breyer Horses and toys, and a variety of John Wayne memorabilia, unique wooden signs and posters, throws and cowhides and much, much more! It is an altogether unique shopping experience which is incomparable to what one would see in the modern day Big Box stores.