Safety Walls: Slanted vs. Curved


What's the difference between a slanted horse safety wall and a curved arena kick wall? See for yourself in this video:   A slanted horse safety wall is angled so as to push the horse away from the wall and protect the rider's legs. However, because it is wider at the bottom, it is still [...]

Safety Walls: Slanted vs. Curved2021-06-17T15:38:25+00:00

Preventing Arena Base Hazards and Issues


No matter what kind of footing you choose for your arena, it will not perform optimally without the appropriate base. For your footing to be successful, the riding arena base needs to be leveled and able to DRAIN properly. Easier said than done! Arena Base Construction and Common Problem Areas There’s a lot of information [...]

Preventing Arena Base Hazards and Issues2021-03-25T20:10:19+00:00

Soundness, Performance, and Your Horse Part 2: Uneven Arena Footing


In part 2 of our series on the effects of arena footings on the soundness and performance of your horse, we examine the impact of uneven arena footing. Let's take a look at the above photo and what it means for the horse. The picture shows a horse traveling straight on a very uneven sand/dirt [...]

Soundness, Performance, and Your Horse Part 2: Uneven Arena Footing2021-05-03T14:02:26+00:00