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Horse People? Horse camp/boarding question 3 years 4 months ago #13484

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Okay, after last winter and this winter I have about had it with our upper Midwest winters. :( Since I just retired from the military and the husband's job is somewhat portable, I've been thinking it would be nice to pack up the ponies and the puppies and head south for 2 or 3 months. I've looked at a few RV horse park type places but MAN are they expensive! I am wondering if any of you all know of any short term horse boarding places in say FL, LA, MS, TX that are near any of these bases with military campgrounds or campgrounds that have horse boarding available. ?? B)

Horse People? Horse camp/boarding question 3 years 4 months ago #13490

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kimr wrote: Okay, after last winter and this winter I have about had it with our upper Midwest winters. :( Since I just retired from the military and the husband's job is somewhat portable, I've been thinking it would be nice to pack up the ponies and the puppies and head south for 2 or 3 months. I've looked at a few RV horse park type places but MAN are they expensive! I am wondering if any of you all know of any short term horse boarding places in say FL, LA, MS, TX that are near any of these bases with military campgrounds or campgrounds that have horse boarding available. ?? B)

While I can't tell you which ones, many military bases do have equestrian stables. Barksdale AFB in Louisiana comes to mind. The stables aren't too far away from the famcamp.
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Horse People? Horse camp/boarding question 3 years 4 months ago #13491

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KimR - Many Army and Air Force bases have stables, and even a few Navy/Marine bases have them. In our travels we have noticed that many are not of the highest quality, and most are full or nearly so. It would seem that most would not allow short term use, due primarily to the requirements of the base’s active duty folks need for stable use.
Should you have a particular base in mind, you should contact that base’s Force Support Group (FSS) for the AF, and the Services group for Army locations. Not sure who you would need to contact for Navy/Marine locations.
Good luck with your search,
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Horse People? Horse camp/boarding question 3 years 4 months ago #13493

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I know Ft Huachuca in SE Az has stables nearby, but from what I understand they have some conditions for horses that must be met before intro to the area. Seems there are some requirements for vaccinations or something to keep disease down, so with this in mind I would think you would need to contact the local mwr and ask who to contact before trying to take the animals to the area.

This would apply to all I would think even private stables as animals may not have the same immunity in other areas
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Horse People? Horse camp/boarding question 3 years 4 months ago #13497

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we were actually stationed at Barksdale for a bit for my husband's training. I know some used to have horse boarding but I think more and more have done away with it. The only one I have seen was a Navy base in Virginia I rode at.

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Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba had a stable when I was stationed there in the 80's but that probably isn't any help. Ocala and Citrus are popular areas for RVer's in Florida and that area is also "horse country." There are many commercial campgrounds at a reasonable rate and I suspect boarding would not be an issue.
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Horse People? Horse camp/boarding question 3 years 4 months ago #13500

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I'll throw another horseshoe into the ring. We live in Brooksville, Fl. which is in Hernando County and it is also very popular horse country. Several horse farms near us that board and I would think maybe not as much cost to board as Ocala. Some ads I saw are $300.00 a month and some $500.00 depending on what kind of boarding you are looking for, stall or pasture seems to make a difference. I googled horse boarding in Brooksville, Fl. and WOW did many sites come up. We are about 1 hour away from MacDill AFB so it would be a nice drive into the country to visit your much loved four legged friend. I have no knowledge of horses and boarding but thought maybe you could use another option for Florida if this is your choice.
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Horse People? Horse camp/boarding question 3 years 4 months ago #13504

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ft. sam houston has stables very near the rv park, you can see them

not sure rates, but ft sam seems to have quite a few long termers every time we visit i see a few of the same rigs...

great place to stay

Horse People? Horse camp/boarding question 3 years 4 months ago #13506

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that sounds good! Will have to check that out!
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