Arenas

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Building an Indoor Riding Arena? First, Do a Needs-Analysis

November 12, 2016

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains how she weighed the need for an indoor arena against the cost.... Read More

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Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 10, 2016

Maximize safety, soundness, and performance by solving your equine arena surface snafus. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Boarding and Riding Horses During Winter

October 18, 2016

Of the 1,300 respondents, 558 people (43%) said they keep their horse at home, where they do not have an indoor arena.... Read More

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Controlling Dust on Horse Properties

October 06, 2016

Keep dust to a minimum in arenas, barns, and paddocks for both aesthetic and health reasons.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Arena Dust Control

July 19, 2016

Of the 299 respondents, 196 (66%) said they use a sprinkler or water to help control arena dust. ... Read More

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Improving Arena Surfaces

July 06, 2016

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More

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Indoor Arena Dust: Damaging to Horse and Rider

February 11, 2016

Dusty arenas could be compromising your respiratory health, right along with your horse's.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Farm Makeover

July 28, 2015

Of the 1,036 respondents, 307 (30%) said they would design or redesign their horse barn if given the chance.... Read More

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Arena Maintenance: What to Remember

July 17, 2015

Here's how to prolong your arena footing's lifespan and maintain a safe and functional riding surface.... Read More

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Building a Horse Property From the Ground Up

July 10, 2015

Here's how to design your dream equestrian setup--in this case, on a small acreage.... Read More

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Arena Footing Basics 101: Choosing Your Footing

January 21, 2015

There are several types of arena surfaces to choose from. Here's what to remember when selecting your footing. ... Read More

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Arena Footing Basics 101: Your Arena's Foundation

January 06, 2015

The base is one of the most important part of an arena but is often overlooked during construction.... Read More

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Sunspot Spooking

January 01, 2015

Find out why horses spook at sunspots on the ground and what you can do to correct this behavior.... Read More

Mobile roof construction of the Summer Riding Arena enables riders to train their stallions in the fresh air all year round.

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Spanish Riding School Debuts Arena with Mobile Roof

October 01, 2014

The Summer Riding Arena's mobile roof construction enables riders to train their stallions in the fresh air year-round.... Read More

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Avoid Common Mistakes when Building an Outdoor Arena

June 08, 2014

Here are a few of the pitfalls that can arise when building an arena along with tips on how to avoid them.... Read More

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Footing Science for Horses

July 01, 2012

The field of footing science involves understanding how different kinds of footing affect equine health.... Read More

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London Olympics 2012: In the Shadow of Kings

February 01, 2012

The equestrian portion of the London Olympic Games will play out against a backdrop of history and royalty.... Read More

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Watch for Snow Accumulation on Barn, Arena Roofs

December 30, 2009

Horse owners should monitor the snow load situation on their barns and take appropriate action.... Read More

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Ventilation: Go With the Flow

August 01, 2009

Ventilating your equine facilities is critically important for your horses' and your own health and well-being. Taking advantage of natural ventilation is the best way to design your facility for long-term comfort.... Read More

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Readers Comment on Riding Surfaces

May 15, 2009

More than 1,250 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What kind of footing does your riding are... Read More

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Heavy Snow Causes Problems for Horse Owners

December 30, 2008

After experiencing her area's worst snowstorm since 1968, Beth Sandland of Sandy, Ore., was unable to visit her boarded horses for three weeks.

However, other horse owners have had to deal with a more serious side effect of winter weather:... Read More

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Toning Up Rings

May 01, 2006

If your indoor or outdoor arena is less than you hoped it would be, join the club. ... Read More

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Arena Dust and Human Health

February 08, 2006

Respiratory health in horses is often a concern, and we work tirelessly to control dust in our horses' working and living environments. Ironically, we give little regard to our own respiratory health in and around the barn. It has long been know... Read More

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Safe at Work

February 01, 2004

Whether riding a reining pattern or jumping a Grand Prix course, the arena is one of the oldest established venues where equine performance is trained and measured. Arena competitions date back to the times when horse-drawn chariots dashed wildly... Read More

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Housing Your Horse

October 05, 2001

In the back of your mind somewhere there lurks a Dream Barn. Go on, admit it. You've planned it down to the last luxurious detail--from the Olympic-sized riding arena (with the climate-impervious perfect footing) right down to the automatic fly... Read More