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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 [...]

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 [...]

The Effects of Arena Footings on Horse Soundness: Part 1

How to Determine Which Arena Footing is Good and Safe for Your Horse For a competitive rider, footing not only makes an impact on your performance, but also the soundness of your horse. Do you know if your riding surface is safe for your horse? In part one of this article, we take a look [...]