• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Ft. Knox area?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Ft. Knox area?

    We're going to be moving to the area in Feb. and I'd like to be able to keep Willow on base if at all possible. DH is working in Louisville and we've found a house in Brandenburg.

    What does the horsey scene look like in that area? Any other good boarding barns that are reasonably priced? Has anybody kept horses on the base? I've asked around a little bit on FB and done google searches and the set up looks reasonable, but my concern is that nobody lives there to manage the barn.

    TIA!

  • #2
    That's a long commute for DH depending on where he works in Louisville.

    There are boarding barns off base with BO's onsite.
    Once you get here, you could check them out.
    ************************
    \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      He'll be working at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in the mall. Mapquest tells me about 30 minutes from the house but that doesn't factor in traffic.

      I guess I was just trying to get a feel for the area. I love the DIY of the barn on base, I'd just like somebody around for the settling in period.

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Superminion View Post
        He'll be working at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in the mall. Mapquest tells me about 30 minutes from the house but that doesn't factor in traffic.

        I guess I was just trying to get a feel for the area. I love the DIY of the barn on base, I'd just like somebody around for the settling in period.
        Depends on which mall, LOL.
        If it's off south Dixie Hwy, that's about 30 minutes.
        And traffic can be awful, it's nick named Dixie Dieway for a reason, lol.

        However, I like Dixie Hwy. It's easy peasy if you know how to drive in traffic.

        I don't recall how many stalls they have, but there always seemed someone to be around.
        The MP dogs were close to the barn, last time I visited, so there are people nearby.

        If you can, I would probably opt for housing on base to start with and then decide if and where you want to rent a house off base.
        You may even find a property with enough acreage to keep your horse at home.
        ************************
        \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

        Comment


        • #5
          The 2006 National Cavalry Competition was held at Ft. Knox. It was my first visit there. The Post facilities were pretty good overall. The stables were, to put it charitably, "rough." We were set up in a park area, next to the airfield. The "temporary" facilities there were even "rougher."

          I've not been back since then, so I don't know what the stables are like now. KY has an extensive equine industry infrastructure. I'm sure there are multiple levels of choice available for equine boarding and care.

          Good luck in your new assignment.

          G.
          Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão

          Comment

          • Original Poster

            #6
            The Jefferson Mall is what he told me.

            I'm not sure if we have the option to live on base, since he's a recruiter I'm sure we'd be put on a waiting list. We've found the perfect house, anyways, about 15 min from base.

            We're thinking about taking a long weekend to fly down and check things out, if he can get the leave time.

            Dixie Dieway.... *gulp*... lol

            Comment


            • #7
              I actually live about 10 minutes from the Jeff Mall.

              My brother was at Fort Knox for an assignment for about 3 weeks. So he drove up and visited a few times while he was here. Took him about 40 minutes or so in decent traffic.

              Don't really know any barns in the B-burg area. I feel that everything around me is pretty "rough" so I board a bit further east.

              Comment


              • #8
                Jefferson Mall to Ft. Knox is about a 30 minute drive.

                So he'd be taking Dixie "Dieway" and then Gene Snyder ( which we call Gene "Slider" in the winter).

                I am letting you know what us locals call certain highways. Don't let it scare you off. We say it laughingly.

                Snow removal in Jefferson County is incredible because we have a huge UPS hub.

                Brandenburg is a lovely rural area, as is the stretch between there and Fort Knox.

                Ottercreek Park (just outside of Ft. Knox) recently re-opened and they have some lovely horse trails.

                Jefferson Memorial Forest is not too far and in the summertime it is perfect for trail rides as the temps in the woods are easily 20 degrees lower. Trailer parking and picknick areas included.

                Another close one is Iriquois Park. The trail is only 3 miles, but they have a huge outdoor arena at the trailhead you can use.
                The Jefferson County Mounted Police keep their horses in a barn there.

                There are a lot of trailride options in the area, as well as indoor arenas you pay a fee to use.

                Ft. Knox only has a small outdoor arena.

                Some years ago I had my horses east of Ft. Knox and was able to ride on their fire break. Awesome, awesome. But pssssst. Don't tell anyone.

                My horses were literally bomb proofed.

                I know you and your DH will enjoy the area and all the horsie stuff to do.
                ************************
                \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

                Comment


                • #9
                  I just visited a friend last month that keeps three horses there. The barns themselves were "closed" on Sept 1st and the horses now have to live in their paddocks with run-ins. It is self-care and I'm very sad to see the condition the stabling and area have become from lack of funds.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hattie View Post
                    I just visited a friend last month that keeps three horses there. The barns themselves were "closed" on Sept 1st and the horses now have to live in their paddocks with run-ins. It is self-care and I'm very sad to see the condition the stabling and area have become from lack of funds.
                    Army MWR has been getting out of the equine business for the past few years. The stables at Ft. Riley gave way to a new Commissary/Exchange complex. Ft. Benning recently sold off their stock (IIRC) and either are or soon will be closing. Very few Posts or Bases or Stations have stables anymore.

                    Of course the golf courses are quite well maintained, thank you very much.

                    G.
                    Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      A friend of mine who had her horse stabled on base, later on found a boarding facility off base going towards Brandenburg. With indoor.

                      Once settled in, it shouldn't be too difficult to find other options.
                      ************************
                      \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        That really stinks that it's going downhill. I see why it was only $55/month. Willow does well outside, but only in a large-ish group. I can't see her doing well in that situation by herself. It's not below her to take out a fence or two.

                        There are so many options in the area that it's almost overwhelming. Naturally, I don't mind going around visiting multiple barns .

                        Thank you so much, everybody, for the info!

                        We're from Northern VT, so I'm not too worried about snow. It's good to know about his commute though. It looks like Ft. Knox is the opposite way of Louisville, so if the on post barn isn't going to be an option for us, perhaps it would be better to look in between those two points.

                        I'm happy to be around such a horsey area. I always get along better with those folks. Not to mention the huge amount of stuff to do with DD. It will be fun to get out of the sticks for a year or two.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Start looking at Louisville Craigslist in the farm and garden section for boarding.

                          Don't get frustrated at the Louisville or east end barns running at $ 450 and up.

                          Out your way should be much more reasonable.

                          Selfcare can be had for $ 100+ a month - you buy all hay, feed and bedding.
                          ************************
                          \"Horses lend us the wings we lack\"

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Guilherme View Post
                            Army MWR has been getting out of the equine business for the past few years. The stables at Ft. Riley gave way to a new Commissary/Exchange complex. Ft. Benning recently sold off their stock (IIRC) and either are or soon will be closing. Very few Posts or Bases or Stations have stables anymore.

                            Of course the golf courses are quite well maintained, thank you very much.

                            G.
                            That stinks. Doesn't the army still house a ceremonial horse group from Ft. Riley? I hope that htey don't do away with Ft. Leavenworth's stables & arena, but with their hunt, maybe they won't.
                            A proud friend of bar.ka.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Yay!!! I read your blog and totally love it! My hubby is ETSing soon and we're moving back to Lexington hopefully at the beginning of January. I have a friend who rides at Stone Place in Lville and loves it, but I'm not as familiar with the area as I am with Lex. Good luck!!!!

                              Unrelated question: how are you moving, and are you paying out of pocket for your horse?
                              Somewhere in the world, Jason Miraz is Goodling himself and wondering why "the chronicle of the horse" is a top hit. CaitlinAndTheBay

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Hunter Mom View Post
                                That stinks. Doesn't the army still house a ceremonial horse group from Ft. Riley? I hope that htey don't do away with Ft. Leavenworth's stables & arena, but with their hunt, maybe they won't.
                                Ft. Riley, along with Forts Irwin, Huachuca, Carson, Hood, and Sill have ceremonial units (some are Active Duty, some are mixed with Reservists, Retirees, Veterans, and volunteers as members). The Marines have their Mounted Color Guard at Barstow. ALL are in serious danger if the the promised January auto-cuts come to pass.

                                We looked at Levenworth as an NCC site. It was not selected in this go-round (we're going to Colorado Springs next year to be hosted by Ft. Carson). For any individual post a lot depends on the commitment of the Commanding General to the horse detachments and equine activities in general. There is a rumor that new stables will be built at Riley; given the trend I'll believe it when I see it.

                                I hate to see the facilities go but I guess it's just a reflection of the broader equine world where contraction has been the norm for several years. Economics are certainly part of it, but so is culture. When many of us grew up in the '50s and '60s "oaters" were common fare on TV and in the movies. Aside from the occasional offering like "Seabiscuit" when was the last time you saw a regular, successful entertainment offering based upon an equine theme? Many of these early offerings were dreadful in terms of horsemanship and husbandry; the very few that show up today are even worse. There is no cultural impetus for a kid to look at the equestrian art as a focus for them. While there are a few who take it up their name is certainly not "Legion."

                                G.
                                Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Hunter Mom View Post
                                  That stinks. Doesn't the army still house a ceremonial horse group from Ft. Riley? I hope that htey don't do away with Ft. Leavenworth's stables & arena, but with their hunt, maybe they won't.
                                  Since 9/11 there is no more fox hunting on base or leaving from base at Fort Leavenworth. The hunt country is to the west of town and elsewhere.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    I live in E-town just south of Ft. Knox, but I board my horse in Louisville. I can warn you who to stay clear of in E-town, but I don't know about much in the Brandenburg area. The stable on post is really not much or very good, not sure how often openings come available. I know a little barn near my friend in Rineyville just opened up and they have a smallish indoor. Not sure about cost or if they have any openings but I can ask. I think you'll like the area though. Brandenburg/E-town/Radcliff area is big but not too big and we are close enough to Louisville and Lexington to enjoy the major horsey events.
                                    ___._/> I don't suffer from insanity.. I enjoy every
                                    ____/ minute of it! Member stick horse art lovers
                                    ';;;;;;; clique
                                    //__\\<-- Don't feed the llama!

                                    Comment

                                    • Original Poster

                                      #19
                                      I'm so excited about the area! I have four barns on my radar right now...

                                      Wild Rose Equestrain Center
                                      Misty Meadow Farm
                                      Bluegrass Stables
                                      and Blue Creek Farm

                                      We still have five months, but I figure that it can't hurt to start putting feelers out now. I like to have things done.

                                      Thanks Candle! I'm glad you like the blog! It's a fun hobby!

                                      We're having the gov. move us, but hauling the essentials in a trailer (our bed/DD's crib/some clothes) behind the truck. DH will follow with DD and the cats. Dog and I ride wild and free . He'll have to stop with DD since the gov won't let him drive more than x hours a day since they pay his milage (and he doesn't know how to drive a truck/trailer). We're hoping to have a horse trailer by then, and once we get the house settled, I'll be driving back to pick up Willow and bring her to her new home. If we don't have a trailer, we'll just hire a commercial shipper. All her expenses will have to be paid out of our pocket though. I feel a bit sorry for the shipper that would have to deal with her. She's 'expressive'.

                                      Comment

                                      • Original Poster

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by horse-loverz View Post
                                        I live in E-town just south of Ft. Knox, but I board my horse in Louisville. I can warn you who to stay clear of in E-town, but I don't know about much in the Brandenburg area. The stable on post is really not much or very good, not sure how often openings come available. I know a little barn near my friend in Rineyville just opened up and they have a smallish indoor. Not sure about cost or if they have any openings but I can ask. I think you'll like the area though. Brandenburg/E-town/Radcliff area is big but not too big and we are close enough to Louisville and Lexington to enjoy the major horsey events.
                                        That would be AWESOME! I'd really appreciate it if you don't mind asking?

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X