Michael Horne
Plenty of Horne

The Horse Barn’s Final Days?

The huge facility on E. National has housed the police horses and downtown carriage horses, but is now heavy with debt and unpaid taxes.

By - Jun 19th, 2015 12:12 pm
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The huge facility on E. National has housed the police horses and downtown carriage horses, but is now heavy with debt and unpaid taxes. Back to the full article.

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2 thoughts on “Plenty of Horne: The Horse Barn’s Final Days?”

  1. mbradleyc says:

    So then the carriage business is gone? Surely they can find a location in the Valley that would work.

  2. Meghan says:

    Chromy is beset by more than tax woes. He is also being investigated for the illegal way in which he paid most drivers for years and he should be investigated for animal cruelty. A few years ago one of the strongest and best horses there nearly collapsed from overwork. The horses sometimes work 6 to 8 hours a day in the hottest summer months with no access to water while working, no shade on their pen back at the barn and nothing but cheap hay as feed. Chromy claims to care about the animals, but really cares only about money and making as much as possible with minimal expense.

    Chromy’s carriages are run-down and often their lights don’t work. One driver not long ago was seriously injured when the carriage was rear-ended, detaching the horse from the carriage and sending the driver flying through the air. There is an unzoned apartment in the barn, occupied by Chromy’s brother, who must be glad the cops are gone so he can smoke weed anywhere in the barn.

    Losing the MPD contract is the business’s death knell. Someone with horse and business sense could really make money there, but not without a huge expense to rehab the entire facility.

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