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Outdoor Horse Arena

How to Build an Outdoor Horse Arena

December 21, 2020

Refurbishing an outdoor horse arena can be stressful. Building a brand new arena is a much bigger project with extensive financial commitments. There are many factors to consider, such as budget, size, practice, and materials. Whether you are starting at square one or upgrading your arena, the first step is knowing how to begin the […]

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Ideal Dressage Arena Footing

What Is the Ideal Dressage Arena Footing?

December 14, 2020

As with any equine arena, having the ideal footing in a dressage arena is critical for both horse and rider performance. Installing and maintaining the proper footing can boost performance and confidence in dressage riders and their equine partners to perform to the best of their ability. Knowing what the ideal dressage footing is and […]

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Horse Arena Footing

Horse Arena Footing: Understanding the Basics

December 7, 2020

With any horse arena, one of the most critical elements is the footing. The type, quality, and ratio of the materials you use can determine your arena’s quality. Whether it be an indoor or outdoor arena, you should choose high-quality footing materials and diligently maintain them. What Should a Good Footing Do? The best footing […]

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Arena Footing Affects Horse Performance

How Arena Footing Affects Horse Performance

November 10, 2020

Whether your arena is indoors or outdoors, the footing you choose will affect horse performance. Understanding how your horse moves, being knowledgeable about surface properties, and selecting the proper footing for your horse will impact their health and execution. The Properties of Footing Surface properties can have a significant effect on your horse. No matter […]

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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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