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Horse Biomechanics

Horse Biomechanics: The Key to Optimal Performance

August 19, 2020

Understanding equestrian biomechanics is understanding the biological movements that contribute to the riding process. The act of riding a horse is challenging and unnatural for both the horse and rider. The sport itself demands a great deal from both its participants, bringing to light questions regarding the most effective methods of training, riding, and how […]

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How to Build a Round Horse Pen

How to Build a Round Horse Pen

August 12, 2020

Horse pens are a valuable training tool for many equestrians, allowing for a smaller space to work with your horse when an arena is too large to fit your needs. Not only does it allow for better focus, but similarly allows easier guidance of your horse with tools best used in smaller spaces, such as […]

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Yoga Mat Arena Footing

Yoga Mat Arena Footing

August 7, 2020

For many, reading anything about practicing yoga on an equestrian blog is going to create some confusion. Yoga might be good for the body and mind, but what does it have to do with horses? The answer to this question rests in the mats. While a relatively new material, yoga mat footing is proving a […]

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Mixing The Best Footing For Horse Arenas

June 10, 2020

When we think of the perfect arena footing, we think of a top footing that clumps together easily, has a little give, and can retain just enough moisture to ward off excessive arena dust. This consistency helps cushion your horse’s movement while giving them support and much needed traction. Unfortunately, the perfect arena footing is […]

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Foam Footing vs GGT Footing

June 3, 2020

No arena has the perfect footing. A constant work in progress, good equestrians regularly scan the internet for options on what to add to constantly improve their arena surface. This includes selecting materials that stabilize the sand, offer firmness, cushioning, and can serve for a multitude of riding styles. As riders, we have tried our […]

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Foam Footing vs Trutex Footing

May 29, 2020

Whether you have an indoor or outdoor arena, making sure your footing composition is just right keeps both you and your horse happy. However, completely revamping your arena footing can be costly with many competing materials to choose from. As equestrians ourselves, we know the importance of building a riding arena fit to your needs […]

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Horse Arena Footing Prices

April 14, 2020

When building or modifying a horse arena, choosing the correct footing materials is one of the most important aspects. You can build a beautiful, functional indoor or outdoor arena, but if the footing is ineffective, horses and riders can get hurt. In addition to the type and quality, price is an important consideration when choosing […]

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Creating Low Dust Arena Footing

March 4, 2020

The horse arena is a place where horses and riders spend a great deal of time. Many times, the horse is bored in an attached facility, meaning the air quality of the arena directly impacts the air quality your horse breathes while eating, resting, and sleeping. This closed environment creates a unique problem: sand and […]

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Geotextile Fabric: An Overview

February 28, 2020

Anytime you are working on a project that involves soil, the topic that comes up time and again is how to stabilize the ground for the project ahead. More often than not, the dirt that is on-site is not ideal for the project being built. Soil that is too soft experiences problems with poor drainage […]

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The Importance of Soil Stabilization

February 17, 2020

Soil stabilization is a step taken early in the construction process in which the surface of a new road or building is reinforced to more adequately bear weight. Depending on your location and construction needs, this can be a relatively simple or involved process. Many options currently exist for stabilizing soil ranging from chemical to […]

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