Horse Arena Archives - Performance Footing

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Equine Arena Grooming Equipment

Equine Arena Grooming Equipment & Maintenance

November 26, 2020

Properly designing and building your equine riding arena requires significant planning and unique designs. While the initial construction is essential, consistent arena maintenance is just as crucial for keeping your horses and riders safe and satisfied. This post will provide some advice concerning arena equipment and general maintenance tips for your arena. Every horse arena […]

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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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Horse Arena Hazards

Horse Arena Hazards and Safety

October 13, 2020

Whether you are looking into building an arena or merely maintaining one, there are several things to consider that can impact your horse, horse trainer, and rider’s safety. Your arena consists of layers that can create a safe and enjoyable riding experience when combined correctly. Some of the factors that can impact an arena to […]

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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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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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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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