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    Last edited by Fellbutbackup; Jul. 6, 2020, 03:53 AM.
    Originally posted by Equkelly;n10679061

    Jeez now I know why COTH has a reputation of being a bunch of overaged mean girls.

    which side of the Ohio River, Ohio or Kentucky?

    as for the question on How it is politically? that question should be asked in the Current Events forum and not addressed here.

    you really need to understand how each state taxes the residents.... Kentucky has an insurance premium tax plus income and other taxes with some cities imposing work taxes

    also it maybe cheaper to sell everything there as rental of trucks or having movers relocate one out of California is becoming expensive
    Last edited by clanter; Jun. 18, 2020, 07:54 AM.


      Also, you will get better and more pertinent information if you post this question in the forum related to your riding discipline (dressage, hunters, evening, endurance, etc.).
      "She is not fragile like a flower. She is fragile like a bomb."


        It’s called Cincinnasty for a reason. I wouldn’t move there.


          Originally posted by JustTheTicket View Post
          It’s called Cincinnasty for a reason. I wouldn’t move there.
          I am not sure any asked you to


            Its historically a conservative city. You can easily live in Ohio, Indiana, or kentucky.


              Originally posted by clanter View Post

              I am not sure any asked you to
              Okay....? She did ask for opinions on the city, so I gave it. I didn’t ask for your opinion.


                Originally posted by Fellbutbackup View Post
                Thinking of getting out of California. I have been to the World Equestrian Center and love it. Also around Lexington, Kentucky. Can you share more about the area? Interested in the horse world and the area in general.

                Do people tend to board? Or have horses on their own properties? Where are the locations for horse properties near the city of Cincinnati?

                How it is politically?
                Is there something specific that is drawing you to Cincinnati - like a job, family members, a trainer? If you have the choice and you are just interested in the general area, I'd say just come on down to the Lexington area.


                  I've lived in the area my whole life and owned horses the past 9 years. I would say that most people closer to the city board horses. There are quite a few options depending on what exactly you're looking for from very low-key non-discipline specific places to show barns. I would say the area is heavier towards HJ, but there is also quite a bit of western as well as quite a few dressage barns. There are some eventing barns, but not nearly what you would find in Lexington. I know people who keep their horses at home, but they tend to live farther out from the city (I would say at least 45 minutes away).

                  While I don't have experience in other areas of the country, I've enjoyed living in the area. You're within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, WEC, as well as show venues in central and northern Ohio as well as venues in Michigan and Indiana. I find that the city has plenty of options for dining, entertainment, etc. Our sports teams are quite horrible though .


                    I lived in Hamilton county, a short jaunt north of Cincinnati. Loved it, beautiful.
                    Let me apologize in advance.


                      findeight lived in the Cincy area and had her H/J horses boarded there, perhaps she'll chime in. I 75 is a pretty direct shot south from Cincy to Lex though the hill out of Cincy is dangerous in the winter. There are also areas to the southwest and southeast bordered by the Ohio, and down I 71 to L'vlle.

                      Ky has quite a few gaited barns, lots of TB horse farms that are not open to general horse boarding or riding and several H/J and Eventing located near Lex, best to ask as I've been out of it for a while now.
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                        I live about 20 miles east of downtown, love it! Lots of local schooling shows, WEC is 35 minutes from house, the Ky horse park is 90 minutes away. Housing and land are affordable. There are lots of options for boarding.


                          Take a look at Queen City Dressage Circuit - several barns sponsor their shows so you can see some boarding options. They have a FB page and a website, but the website is out of date. Rural land around Cincy is beautiful - I am most familiar with farms around Goshen and the area is lovely. Lots of horse people around there too. Lebanon area (north of Cincy) used to be very horsey, but the suburbs are taking it over. However, still a lot of beautiful land between Dayton and Cincy.

                          Cincinnati is both quite conservative and quite liberal - depends where you live. Like other large cities in Ohio, it's hard to classify. I know that's a wishy washy answer, but that's Ohio for you. We are a swing state after all.

                          Lexington is horsey, horsey, horsey. Lots of old money, lots of TB breeders. Beautiful farms, reasonable prices relative to CA! A little milder climate. Easy to get around. Close to great horse care resources like Rood & Riddle.

                          There is a lot of horse-related activity in the corridor between Dayton and Lexington. You should have lots of choices - take your time and find just the right place.