By Patty Wilber
At the mouth of Tijeras Canyon, before Old 66 really begins to climb out of Albuquerque, is the new Triple Threat Feed Store.
For many years it operated as Town and Country Feed but had been vacant for a year or so and has just reopened under new management.
The property borders Tijeras Creek, one of the few live (i.e. there is water in it year round) streams in the Albuquerque Area, and has been a staging area for many winter and early spring training rides for the Pecos Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen. (And the site of many a first water crossing for BCH mounts!)
BCH Pecos Chapter held a work day on Feb. 22 to help the new proprietors with their massive clean up of the grounds. (Good thing they are young. There is a lot to do!)
The Back County Horsemen can ride and pack and do back country work, and it turns out we have other skills, too.
In addition, BCH pulled T-posts and randomly placed rebar, moved concrete blocks, rocks and cottonwood stumps, fixed a leaky fixture and capped a septic pipe.
Generally, BCH’ers prefer to ride to our work sites, but we made an exception in this case!
In addition to allowing BCH to stage rides out of there, Triple Threat will be hosting 4H clinics and shows this spring and summer and of course carries a full line of feed!
Stop in and check out their progress! (And buy something.)
Wonderful! That little store was looking so lonely. We had bamboo in Southern California…pernicious trash plant
It really looks great over there now!!
Oh! I had no idea. How nice to see someone using that space!
They are working so hard!. Fingers crossed for them!!
I am so glad that space is being used! I boarded there until my wonderful husband built me a barn, I spent many happy hours on the trails.