Archive for the ‘Rubber Mat’ Category

Arena Footing: It’s Not Just About Feet.

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Arena footing isn’t just about the feet—but about the horse’s entire body. Arena footing influences the entire musculoskeletal system, including bones, muscles, joints, tendons and cartilage. Choosing the right type of footing is important because some surfaces can be a potential risk factor for injuries. Tendinitis or bowed tendon is often caused as a result […]

10 Most Popular Posts on Carolyn’s Footing and Bedding Blog

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Over a year ago, I wrote my first post introducing myself as part owner of IGK Equestrian.  I created this blog so I could address some of the main challenges associated with arena footing and stall bedding and share success stories from people who have used the products. I’ve covered topics ranging from dust control […]

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 […]

Sand Vs. Mattresses…Which do you and your horse prefer?

Friday, December 21st, 2012

When choosing a surface for your stalls, how do you decide which material is best for your horse and easiest on you? Here are some advantages and disadvantages of two common stall bedding materials: sand and mattresses. Sand: Advantages: Sand is highly absorbent and allows good drainage. The surface is soft making it one of […]