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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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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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Geocell vs. Geogrid: A Stabilization Comparison

February 10, 2020

When looking for ground reinforcement, consumers are often stuck comparing several similar (but fundamentally different) materials. For reinforcing roads, slopes, and embankments, the choice usually comes down between two main support materials: Geocells and Geogrids. Both materials are part of the geotechnology category– sturdy materials developed to be placed over a subgrade and used to […]

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