, it seems you have followed me - lol
I'm from Mercer, PA originally and moved to Romoland, CA in 1998 so I know exactly where Nuevo is
Here's a couple links that may be of help to you:
1. I THINK this might be the same feed store I bought feed from in Winchester, CA. The fella owned race horses and was very savvy about the right things to feed, provided the horse owner was interested in listening. He was Mexican and spoke excellent English.
I bought strictly Bermuda hay and bought it from him, most of the time. His Bermuda was imported down from the Imperial Valley (CA) and was always top quality. Yes it's pricey BUT the bales weight 115 - 130 lbs and are three twined - meaning let hubby jockey them around. I popped a cartilage in my right elbow thinking my 5'2" female self was "maly-man" enough to jockey those bales around -- not even close using a hay hook. Winchester Feed (951) 926-3090 28543 Winchester RD, Winchester, CA 92596 2. You might also get some information at the Wild West Arena, also in Winchester, on a side road. At the very least, go to the bar, order a sandwich and a beverage and drown your sorrows. They used to have trail rides that left from the arena but I left SoCal in 2003. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wild-...31244386942564
3. For nothing more than pure awe, education and entertainment go to the Domenigoni Reservoir Museum in Hemet and also take the road tour.
They've changed the name to something else which really tisses me off that somebody decided they no longer want to honor the Domenigoni family name, on whose properties that reservoir is built. It is now known as Diamond Valley Lake Diamond Valley Lake
4. For the best garlic bread sticks anywhere in this United States, go to Temecula. I can't remember the name but they are the only restaurant that has a HUGE duck pond on the corner that you can see from any direction.
4.1 Then there's "Old Towne" Temecula that still has the old jail and is full of "stuff" to spend your money on
When you get tired of SoCal, continue on my path and just follow me right into southern Middle Tennessee and retire
Except retire up on the Cumberland Plateau where the allergies aren't quite as bad as they are down here in the Basin, a/k/a Tennessee Valley - lol
5. Almost forgot vets. For the horses I had used "Winners Circle" in Hemet, CA. Dr. Beck is a heck of a vet but I'm sure there are new vets around. https://www.facebook.com/WinnersCirc...56851294354991
6. Danny Sullivan, from San Jacinto, was my farrier and he was fantastic. Never sored my horses - two of whom stayed barefoot all the time. The horse in my avatar always wore shoes and never once did I lose a shoe in the five years Danny was my farrier.
He may not be shoeing anymore but if you can find him, I'm sure he could give you someone reliable. He has mules and always participates in the annual Ramona Pageant with one of them.
Hope this helps give you boost in your new and very different life. All I can say is "the very best of luck".
I landed in Romoland, November, 1998, and couldn't wait to get the h**l out of there in September, 2003 and move to Tennessee. I thought I could handle the dry arid Low Desert heat and I couldn't.
The dirt stinks to high heaven when the temps hit 95 and higher. I was single then and couldn't afford to water