Footing

Article

How Does Arena Footing Affect an Athletic Horse's Longevity?

February 16, 2015

An equine sports medicine specialist shares how footing can impact soundness and offers footing selection advice.... Read More

Video

How Big of a Drylot Does a Horse Need?

January 22, 2015

Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water describes the appropriate drylot size for one horse.... Read More

Article

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

Article

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

Article

2015 Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Scheduled

December 05, 2014

The summit will be held July 8 at Keeneland and is open to the public. A live webcast also will be available.... Read More

Article

Santa Anita Confident in New Dirt Surface

November 01, 2014

"The surface has been very safe," said Rick Arthur, DVM, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board.... Read More

Blog

Beware of Bad Footing

October 30, 2014

Some riding surfaces can put horses at more risk of bone or soft tissue injury than others. Which ones give you pause?... Read More

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Infographic: Basic Principles of Conditioning

August 15, 2014

Learn how to safely take your horse from flabby to fit step-by-step with our visual guide.... Read More

Blog

Selecting a Round Pen

August 07, 2014

Here are some design and placement considerations.... Read More

Article

Del Mar Shifts Races Off Turf after Breakdowns

July 28, 2014

Del Mar moved the races to its main track Sunday following four breakdowns on the turf course since July 17. ... Read More

Article

Commentary: Keeping the Promise

July 22, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor shares thoughts on a promise to keep racehorses safe on all track surfaces.... Read More

Article

Information Collection Key in Maintaining Track Surfaces

July 10, 2014

Presenters discussed how improved information collection is helping to improve racetrack surfaces.... Read More

Article

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

Article

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

Article

'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

Article

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

Article

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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How to Prevent Mud

December 12, 2013

How to keep mud from becoming a mess at your farm.... Read More

Video

Choose Arena Footing

October 24, 2013

Carol Verbeeck gives objective information on materials used in arenas and helps you sift through options.... Read More

Blog

For the Want of an Arena

June 25, 2013

Do you have your own arena and, if not, how do you cope?... Read More

Article

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

Coarse washed sand drains well, is less dusty (than finer varieties of sand) in the summer months, and is “softer” in the winter months than other surfaces.

Blog

Winter Paddock Footing for Horse Properties

January 21, 2013

How to choose the right footing for a winter paddock.... Read More

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Footing Science for Horses

July 01, 2012

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