TruTex Horse Arena Footing Additives

Whether you’re looking to optimize an existing arena or seeking a world-class footing for a new competition venue – TruTex is proud to offer a range of quality products to suit your needs and deliver fantastic results!  

If your footing needs greater stability or grip, more bounce and shock absorption or better water retention, we can assist you with finding the most effective solution to creating your ultimate riding surface.

Professionals
Cost-effective solutions to elevate your business
Private Facilities
Footing blends to transform your existing sand
Competition Venues
Premium, competition-grade footing without the price-tag
Durable & long-lasting
Footing that holds up to high-traffic & intense competition
Multi-discipline
Excellent traction, cushion and energy-return for jumping
Dressage
Superior stability & rebound
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Which product is best for my arena?

To answer this question, there are three primary factors to consider.

  1. What sand are you working with or able to source?
  2. What type of moisture management is available?
  3.  What type of riding will the arena be used for?

1. SAND PROFILE – the biggest factor that determines which product will be best for you is the SAND you’ll be working with. Due to the wide range of sand types available, each of our products are designed to enhance sands that meet a different criteria, giving us the ability to produce the best results with each sand type.
That being said, there is a “most ideal” sand profile that you should always aim to get as close to as possible, which will give you the best starting point with your sand.

horse arena footing additives

2. MAINTENANCE – another other factor to take into consideration is your ability to maintain the moisture level of the footing.
Whilst the Oasis footing (when combined with the right sand) does produce a premium, international competition-grade surface, it functions best at a slightly higher moisture content (15% +) than the Element & Eclipse footings require so you will need to have a reliable watering method in place to maintain the integrity of the footing. The Element and Eclipse footings still require consistent moisture (10% +) to function optimally but are a little more forgiving at a lower moisture level so may be more practical for you on a day-to-day basis, depending on your needs.
Also for this reason, we would normally only recommend utilizing MAG as a hydration solution with Element or Eclipse.

New arenas – our sand sourcing guide will provide you with complete details on sourcing new sand. The recommended starting sand depth for newly installed sand is 2.5” in most cases but can be modified to suit individual needs. We are happy to consult with you on specific sands that you are considering for your arena.
Existing arenas – if you already have a sand installed in your arena that you are looking to upgrade, our sand evaluation service (you send in a physical sand sample for a complete analysis in our lab) allows us to provide you with a range of more detailed solutions, specific to your sand profile.
The recommended starting sand depth for existing arenas is a minimum of 2” and a maximum of 3”. Again, we are happy to consult with you on your specific needs.

3. RIDING DISCIPLINE – All three footings products work well for Dressage and Jumping but some Western disciplines that need a little more slide will prefer the TruTex Eclipse or Element footings combined with a medium, sub-rounded sand that allows for a little more movement.

Which product is best for my arena?

To answer this question, there are three primary factors to consider.

  1. What sand are you working with or able to source?
  2. What type of moisture management is available?
  3.  What type of riding will the arena be used for?

1. SAND PROFILE – the biggest factor that determines which product will be best for you is the SAND you’ll be working with. Due to the wide range of sand types available, each of our products are designed to enhance sands that meet a different criteria, giving us the ability to produce the best results with each sand type.
That being said, there is a “most ideal” sand profile that you should always aim to get as close to as possible, which will give you the best starting point with your sand.

horse arena footing additives

New arenas – our sand sourcing guide will provide you with complete details on sourcing new sand. The recommended starting sand depth for newly installed sand is 2.5” in most cases but can be modified to suit individual needs. We are happy to consult with you on specific sands that you are considering for your arena.
Existing arenas – if you already have a sand installed in your arena that you are looking to upgrade, our sand evaluation service (you send in a physical sand sample for a complete analysis in our lab) allows us to provide you with a range of more detailed solutions, specific to your sand profile.
The recommended starting sand depth for existing arenas is a minimum of 2” and a maximum of 3”. Again, we are happy to consult with you on your specific needs.

2. MAINTENANCE – another other factor to take into consideration is your ability to maintain the moisture level of the footing.
Whilst the Oasis footing (when combined with the right sand) does produce a premium, international competition-grade surface, it functions best at a slightly higher moisture content (15% +) than the Element & Eclipse footings require so you will need to have a reliable watering method in place to maintain the integrity of the footing. The Element and Eclipse footings still require consistent moisture (10% +) to function optimally but are a little more forgiving at a lower moisture level so may be more practical for you on a day-to-day basis, depending on your needs.
Also for this reason, we would normally only recommend utilizing MAG as a hydration solution with Element or Eclipse.

3. RIDING DISCIPLINE – All three footings products work well for Dressage and Jumping but some Western disciplines that need a little more slide will prefer the TruTex Eclipse or Element footings combined with a medium, sub-rounded sand that allows for a little more movement.

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