How to Evaluate your arena footing

Let’s start with the basics of what makes a good footing.A good footing feels consistent throughout the ring while supporting the horse for the work being done while promoting soundness. A poor footing, works against the horse, hindering performance while increasing the risk of injury and soundness issues.Not all riding styles require the same footing characteristics but here we'll focus on…

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What is the Best Footing for Dressage Horses?

As a dressage rider, you want to be sure your ring has the right footing to suit your discipline’s unique needs. You’ve got some decent sand in your ring but it’s leaving something to be desired, especially as you train at higher levels. You’re ready to invest in your arena footing, but aren’t sure what exactly you’re looking for. Back…

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How Deep Should Arena Sand be for Jumping Horses?

The characteristics of your footing will directly affect the horse’s way of going and ultimately, either support injury prevention or promote lameness. So you’re building or rehabbing a jumping arena and you want to be sure you have the right amount of footing. Since sand is popular and affordable for most riding rings, that’s your go-to. It's relatively inexpensive, easy…

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How Deep Should Arena Sand be for Jumping Horses?
Horse jumping on optimal footing