Mini Feature Business Page: Saddle & Tack shop owner saw need in 1999
Business Name: Four Shoes Inc.
Owner's Name: Pat Earle
Business Address: 2093 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley
Business Phone: 636-9296
Services/Products offered: Saddles, tack and horseshoeing supplies.
Days and Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday -9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday - 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
About the business: Four Shoes says their store offers all the products necessary to help people get geared up for riding horses. In owner Pat Earle's clever way of wording it (notice all the products listed in bold letters!): "We have a bit of everything to rope you in, saddle you up, put shoes on your hooves and spur you on down the trail!"
Pat opened Four Shoes in 1999 because of the need for this type of business in the community.
"We (she and her husband) saw an opportunity to offer a larger variety of horseshoeing supplies to the area's horseshoers," Pat said.
Pat grew up in Southern California where her family raised race horses. They raced their horses at Santa Anita racetrack, and won many times, she said. So, her background is definitely with horses and her husband, Bob, is a farrier.