Fred Love is a cowboy in the truest sense of the word. As far back as the early 1960's Fred was a farrier on Whiting Ranch (the current location of Saddleback Church). From shoeing horses, to branding cattle, if there is something to be done on a ranch, Fred has done it.
In his twenties, Fred lost three of the five fingers on his right hand in a roping accident. As a farrier (the person who puts shoes on horses), it made his job incredibly difficult. You try holding a hammer with a thumb and a finger, while nailing a shoe on a 1200lb horse. But that didn't stop Fred. He overcame the loss of his fingers and you bet your ass, he kept shoeing horses.
Fred brings more than half-a-century of experience to the store he and his family helped to create. Ortega Tack and Feed has been proudly serving the equine community of San Juan Capistrano since 2001. Even today, you can expect to find Fred in the store, helping customers find exactly what they need.
After 20 years of faithful service with the United States Army, Joe Love moved back to his home town of San Juan Capistrano to work with his dad at the family store.
Retired Sergeant First Class, Joe Love now helps run the day-to-day operations at Ortega Tack and Feed, as well as his own horse hauling business (Love Transportation). You can be sure, on any given day, that an interaction with Joe will be a pleasant one.
If you need something, Joe is the kind of guy to drop what he's doing to help. From finding the right size Wrangler jeans to getting your horse to the show on time. Joe Love is the man for the job.