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Dust Halt™

Covers up to 22,000 Sq. Ft.

$339.00 (Save $60)

Dust Halt is a pet-friendly and eco-friendly footing additive that helps coat your arena material to bind dust to your footing. Dust Halt accomplishes this by giving your dust a negative charge, attracting it back to your footing without causing clumps or excess water retention.

Due to this innovative technology, a single application of Dust Halt lasts for up to 16 months, making it a cost effective and low-maintenance choice for arenas of all sizes. Simple application by hand.

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The Benefits of Dust Halt
Low-maintenance, eco-friendly, pet safe.


DustHalt™ is an effective and eco-friendly solution to dry, dusty arenas. The way most dust control agents work is through clumping arena footing together. While this gives the appearance of less dust, the results are temporary and often disturb the composition of your arena soil. DustHalt works differently.

DustHalt™ doesn’t rely on clumping your footing together. Instead, this product coats the individual footing particles and causes them to retain more moisture on their own. This feature not only improves the texture of your footing, it reduces the need of watering by up to 50%. Since a single treatment of DustHalt can last for approximately 6-12 months (or more!), this makes it a cost effective choice for even the busiest arenas.


DustHalt™ works by charging the dust in your arena to a negative pole. This results in the dust getting drawn toward your existing footing, meaning less of it gets kicked up into the air.

This technology does a few things for new and old footing alike.

Heavy Duty

DustHalt™ makes the overall riding conditions of your arena safer for the health of you and your horse, as neither of you will inhale the large particles of sand found in the air of dusty arenas.

Heavy Duty (1)

DustHalt™ will improve the condition of your arena footing, allowing you to have better performance overall whether in dressage, barrel racing, lessons, or even casual leisure riding.

Heavy Duty (2)

DustHalt™ allows the fibers in your arena to better retain the right amount of moisture. This means not only will you water less, but you will likely experience less flooding as well.

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Safer and More Cost-Effective than
Magnesium Chloride

When coating your arena for dust prevention, magnesium chloride is a popular option that equestrians widely use. However, it has major downsides that most riders do not talk about, such as potentially harming a horse’s performance and health. Dust Halt™, after considering both options, is the practical, innovative choice that improves air quality for riders and horses.


If you own your own arena or equine business, Dust Halt™ will save you money immediately and in the long run. This 22 lb bucket, first, runs for a reasonable $399.00 while magnesium costs 5 to 6 times that amount. Other upfront costs, such as shipping, only cost $29.95 for Dust Halt™, but the competitor pallet will require $90-$149 for truck delivery. Once you apply the product in your arena, you do not have to reapply for 16 months, unlike the alternative that requires 3-8 bags every 12 months (which you can only apply for indoor arenas).


  • $399.00 for 22,000 Sq. Ft.
  • $29.95 easy shipping cost.
  • Indoor and outdoor arenas.
  • 1 bucket lasts for up to 16 months.
  • Pet-friendly; protects horse health.
  • Non-corrosive to arena.


  • $2000+ for 22,000 Sq. Ft.
  • $90-$149 truck delivery cost.
  • Indoor arenas only.
  • 3-8 bags lasts up to 12 months.
  • Dries horse hooves; leads to cracks and splits.

Finally, magnesium chloride, despite its common usage for arenas, actually harms your horse’s lifespan and their chance for competitions. You only need to look at your rusted arena to see the chemical is corrosive, dyring out your horse’s hooves. If you forget to hose down your horse’s feet after every arena run, the condition can worsen, leading to cracks and splits. On the flip side, Dust Halt™ is a pet-friendly and eco-friendly dust suppressant that does not risk you or your equine client’s horses.

Expert Help from Expert Riders

At Performance Footing, we make a point to be a community resource for fellow equestrians. As a passion turned into a business, we are here to offer advice and guidance on all your arena needs. Whether you are looking into a footing additive or researching an arena overhaul, the experts at Performance Footing can help you select products that are perfect for your riding style, arena composition, location, and budget.

Prep Footing


Moisten footing if dry as slight moisture is all that is needed.
If the footing is dry, DustHalt™ will fall through the footing to the base and be difficult to activate. If footing is too wet – it is difficult to mix into the footing.

Groom the top surface of the footing

NOTE: Do not harrow or groom more than 1” to 1.5” deep.

Apply - Groom - Apply


Set spreader to smallest hole. Spread instructed amount on your arena surface using a handheld broadcast seeder or large rubber tire push spreader.

Lightly groom the surface – ideally no deeper than 1”.

NOTE: Fully Soak to the base. Soak the footing in a way that you do not puddle, but ensure footing is fully soaked. Groom vigorously to base.

Water - Wait & Ride!


Following Day: Sprinkle the surface of footing with water.
You will not need to water as much or as long as when you installed.

Vigorously groom the footing to complete the application process.

Time to go and ride!

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5 reviews for Dust Halt™

  1. Devon Carter

    Great stuff. Used it in our indoor and outdoor. Highly recommend

  2. janice

    no dust! been 3 weeks now this stuff is great. highly recommended!

  3. Cindy Mackey

    easy to apply. Much better than MAG

  4. karen.w

    Watering once a week compared to once almost every day before. Saving time and water! Oh and yes no dust 🙂

  5. marcy.d

    works great! put it around our barn and in the covered

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Installation and Maintenance

Preparation: Moisten, but do not soak, the arena footing. The footing needs to be slightly moist to “grab” the product and prevent from drifting. If the footing is dry, the product will fall through the footing and be difficult to dissolve and work into thefooting.

1. Groom arena footing to a depth of 1. between 1” and 1.5”

2. Distribute the recommended amount of product onto the arena footing using a hand-held broadcaster set at the SMALLEST HOLE for best results.

3. After distributing the product on the arena surface, groom the arena footing to a depth between 1” and 1.5”. This “sets” the product into the top surface of your footing.

4. Fully soak the arena with a reliable, steady source of water. Soak the arena footing to the base without pooling water or flooding an area.

5. For best results, stay off arena footing for 8-12 hours and let the footing “rest”.

6. After the footing has “rested” - lightly water the arena footing and thoroughly groom to the base.

7. Your arena footing will require a small amount of product every 3-4 months. This will replace the product which biodegrades. Plan on adding 20% of the original amount on a 3 to 4 month basis. The time between adding extra product may vary based on the type of footing and usage.

8. For best results, install ONLY the recommended amount of product.

9. Do not let the arena footing completely dry out before adding water. Maintain a regular watering and grooming schedule to have best results.

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