Archive for the ‘Respiratory Issues’ Category


Picking Up Manure in Horse Arenas

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

We love to catch up with customers. If we are in the area of where we know an arena is installed, we always like to see if we can stop in and check out the arena. I talked to a customer the other day that has had our footing for 9 years, and still tells […]

The Top 5 Complaints About Arena Footing

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

I know I know, it has been awhile since I’ve posted a blog on Carolyn’s Footing and Bedding Blog, but I’m back now, and will be posting regularly! Don’t you worry! Over the years, Peter and I have heard dozens of reasons why people want to upgrade their arena footing. Here are the top five, […]

Should You Cut Back On Hay Bedding?

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Are you using hay in your stalls? According to an article in The Horse, dust particles, mold spores and fibrous plant materials found in hay can cause severe respiration irritation when inhaled by horses. Together, these irritants can result in shortness of breath, coughing and other symptoms which can impact training and exercise. In addition, […]

Promoting Safety and Good Health in the Barn

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Although time consuming, building or renovating a barn can be an exciting project. You’ll want to design a barn that is safe and promotes good health and well-being for both horses and people. According to a recent article in The Horse, veterinarians suggest avoiding attaching a newly constructed barn to an indoor arena. Although this […]

Dust Control in your Arena

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

  Have you noticed your arena is dustier than usual? You’re not alone. Arena dust is more apparent in the summertime, especially with the hot, dry weather we’ve been experiencing lately. Riding just exacerbates the problem because the more you ride, the more your footing breaks down, eventually becoming airborne and creating dust. Constant inhalation […]