To develop an effective sub base, we will need to excavate at least six inches of soil, leaving the area where you will put your arena several inches below the rest of the ground. This process is often referred to as boxing out. This sub-base typically goes on top of compacted soil from the site.
According to experts, the minimum dimensions for an average horse arena should be no less than 60′ in width and interior heights ranging from 16′ to 18′ measuring ground up to the peak of the trusses. The recommended horse arena sizes are as follows: 80′ wide x 200′ long and 60′ wide by 120′ long.
54 to 60 inches
Fabian, PH. D. of Penn State University proposes starting with two inches of sand and then adding more in half-inch intervals as needed. For arenas specifically designated for driving, you can start with 1.5 inches, and you generally shouldn’t go above 6 inches.
Large Dressage Arena: 66′ x 197′ (20 m x 60 m) Reining Arena: 100′ x 200′ minimum, 150′ x 300′ better. Working Cow (Reigning Cow) Arena: 60′ x 120′ min, 75′ x 165′ better.
20m x 40m
20m x 40m
Electric wire or rope fencing is one of the cheapest horse fence materials, and it’s also the easiest to install and remove. The cost for this type of fence is related to the type and number of strands used and the choice of energizer.
Soil, Sand, or Clay
Sand is frequently used for stall floors. It is easy on the horse’s legs, non-slip, and requires minimal bedding material over top. It drains well and is replaceable once it becomes very soiled. Sand-bedded stalls may need “topping up” as sand is taken away each time the stall is mucked out.
Sometimes horses eat sand because they’re bored, or because they don’t get enough hay or grass. In rare cases a horse will eat sand because he has a mineral deficiency, possibly due to a lower immune system or because he is shedding his winter coat.
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