Dan’s Boots & Saddles, A New Mexico Landmark Business
To Our Store
Dan’s Boots & Saddles, a third generation, family owned business,
has seen many changes over the years. Dan Christensen, the stores namesake,
got his start in business on the Navajo Reservation at Rock Point Trading
Post in Arizona. In 1938, he purchased the Pinedale Trading Post located
East of Gallup, New Mexico. The majority of trading
was done on the barter system, trading silver and turquoise jewelry, hand woven rugs and baskets, and other crafts
for groceries, clothing, hardware and other necessities.
There was also a strong business in pinon nuts, wool, lambs and cattle.
Many life long friendships developed with the Navajos and Apaches during
these years and many of these people and their offspring continue as customers
at Dan’s Boots & Saddles today.
In 1953, Dan’s Boots and Saddles opened its first store in Albuquerque,
New Mexico. The store was located downtown on Central Ave., part
of Historic Route 66. Dan’s
Boots & Saddles flagship store has been located on North 4th Street in
Albuquerque, since 1970.
Dan’s Boots & Saddles, has evolved into a unique business that
offers just about everything for horses and riders. Truly a one-stop destination for western life-style shoppers.
Not only can one choose from a great selection of western wear, boots and
hats, a customer can find a saddle, a bridle, or chaps in the extensive
tack department catering to english and western disciplines. Dan’s
is also a feed store and, as an authorized Purina Gold Dealer, carries
not only the highest quality feed for horses, but virtually every other critter
imaginable. There is a complete line of animal health care products, grooming
supplies and pet supplies, plus, stock tanks, gates and panels. Whether
you rodeo, show horses, or simply prefer to pleasure ride, Dan’s
has what you need!