Archive for the ‘Sand arena’ Category

Cost of Maintaining a Sand Arena

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Maintaining an arena is not always easy. Depending on how much traffic you get a day on your riding ring, you could potentially be grooming it every few days. I want to take a look at the cost of maintaining a sand arena. For this price breakdown, we are going to assume the following scenario: […]

How Long Does Your Footing Last? Part 1

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

We had a great show at the New York State Farm Show this past week. Shows really give me an opportunity to educate many barn owners, trainers, and riders about our footing. They get the chance to stick their hands in it and get a feel for the different properties of each footing. When I […]

Deep Sand in Your Horse Arena

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Have ever tried to run on the beach? Not on the wet sand near the water, but in the dry, deeper sand? You have to struggle just to walk through it; running is even harder! Horses struggle just as much through deep sand. Having deep sand in your horse arena can be potentially dangerous for […]

Do Your Research Before You Build!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Researching horse arenas is your very first step in building one. And then do more research; and then even more. I always suggest looking at forums, such as and seeing what problems others are having with their arenas, and see what they did wrong or how they fixed it. It’s important to be aware […]

PARMA Groomers are the Perfect Accessory

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Maintenance can be one of the biggest hassles when it comes to taking care of a horse arena.  Some arenas have to be watered daily, or groomed daily, or raked daily, the list goes on and on.  Our dust-free arena footing, TruStride, LiteStride, or 5K Ranch, are all very low maintenance. In my opinion, that’s […]