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Information Collection Key in Maintaining Track Surfaces

July 10, 2014

Presenters discussed how improved information collection is helping to improve racetrack surfaces.... 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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Arena Footing Discussed at FEI Sports Forum

April 28, 2014

One session reviewed the Equine Surfaces White Paper, a study on surfaces' effects horses orthopedic health.... Read More

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'Extensive' Study on Arena Surfaces Published

April 18, 2014

The study brings together the latest data on arena and turf surfaces and the effects these have on horses.... Read More

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Peterson: Be Proactive on Racetrack Surface Maintenance

April 14, 2014

Peterson told regulators racing surfaces shouldn't be considered the cause of fatal breakdowns. ... Read More

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Managing Mud on Horse Farms

February 20, 2014

Mud prevention requires long-range planning and a balance between managing horses and managing pastures.... Read More

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Pervious Concrete Reduces Equine Injury, Environmental Risks

March 25, 2013

Use pervious concrete in bathing or water-retaining areas to reduce injury risk and protect water resources.... Read More

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Arena Maintenance's Effects on Horse Movement

October 16, 2012

Arena maintenance changes the surface's properties, which in turn alters horses' movement patterns.... Read More

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Creating a Sacrifice Area for Horses

August 11, 2012

Creating a sacrifice area can help protect horse pastures from wet weather or overgrazing.... 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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Creating Hardened Surfaces in Horses' High-Traffic Areas

June 29, 2012

Owners should consider creating surfaces that minimize pastures damage and reduce horse health risks.... Read More

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Readers Share Recycling Ideas to Cut Costs Around the Barn

June 24, 2012

Horse owners share their tips for reusing select items to save money around the barn.... Read More

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Best Management Practices for Environmental Systems

May 25, 2011

Steps to take after heavy rains to prevent further soil loss, erosion, forage loss, and pasture damage.... Read More

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Study: Arena Footing Can Increase Risk of Injury

November 13, 2010

Every owner wants to provide the safest conditions for his or her equine athlete.... Read More

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The Fine Art of Footing at the Washington International Horse Show

October 08, 2010

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) takes place Oct.26-31 in the nation's capital, and plans are already in the works to ensure the footing is up to the standard demanded by internationally ranked riders and their horses. "Hosting a ... Read More

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Horse Foot Bruises

August 01, 2010

Learn how to treat and prevent common stone bruises in your horse's hooves.... Read More

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Del Mar Cancels Training Due to Surface Issue

July 23, 2010

Del Mar canceled training on its main track the morning of July 22, when it was determined that there had been some separation of its Polytrack materials in the stretch area that caused some inconsistencies in the surface makeup.... Read More

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Race Surfaces Dominate California Summit Talk

February 14, 2010

When it comes to issues affecting California racing, nothing supersedes track surfaces. While panelists at the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) summit meeting Feb. 13 at Santa Anita first spoke about the failing economic model of the sta... Read More

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Consider Drainage when Selecting a Horse Barn Site

November 30, 2009

Want to see an example of less-than-stellar drainage? Check out your own horse barn. One of the most important concerns for a building site is water drainage, which includes water flowing to the building site as well as water moving away from the ... Read More

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California Report: Racehorse Hind Limb Injuries Increased

August 28, 2009

A necropsy report presented to the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) Aug. 27 at Del Mar tends to support trainers who complain that synthetic tracks lead to more hind limb injuries.

In 2008, 19 Thoroughbreds from a total of 111 that died... Read More

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Red Barn Mats

August 17, 2009

Surfacing Resources, LLC, a leading supplier and installer of quality rubber flooring for the equine industry, is proud to announce the addition of Red Barn mats to our product line.

Red Barn has manufactured high quality, 100%... Read More

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Using Soil-Cement on Horse and Livestock Farms

June 28, 2009

Most farmers can identify with myriad problems associated with mud forming around high-traffic areas, including areas around horse and cattle waterers, feed bunks, round bale feeders, walk paths, and gate entrances. Mud is usually a result of... Read More

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Positive Response to Arlington Polytrack Upgrade

June 15, 2009

State-of-the-art track maintenance equipment in use for less than two weeks on Arlington's Polytrack course has already led to positive feedback from local horsemen.

"I haven't heard any criticism at all," said Tony Petrillo, Arlington's... 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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Surface Safety, Step By Step

April 14, 2009

What type of impact do various terrains actually have on the health of a horse's hooves and legs? French researchers are using a highly sensitive 3-D dynamometric shoe and other instruments to give unprecedented insight into the biomechanical... Read More