Arena Grooming and Leveling with Geotextile Footing
You spent a lot of time building a high quality arena, but are you forgetting one of the most important aspects? Arena maintenance keeps your riding surface in optimal condition and extends its longevity. Getting an appropriate arena groomer with a leveling blade for all types of footing is imperative. And, if you have recently installed geotextile footing like FSGeoTEX, establishing a maintenance program is essential for your new riding surface. During the first week after installation of geotextiles, we recommend maintaining your footing blend by watering and rolling the arena surface daily. Afterward, for daily maintenance, simply water and harrow the riding surface with appropriate arena maintenance equipment. Your arena drag should have coil tines, with the tines set no deeper than 1 inch. The coil tines will keep blending the geotextiles with the sand while covering the hoof imprints.
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