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post #1 of 3 Old 05-31-2012, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Arena footing

alrighty well my arena is getting a bit rough and uneven :(

Do you think its ok to roto-till (sp) the sand into the dirt etc to loosen the footing and then rake it flat?? Would that cause more problems? How deep should I go into the dirt to soften it?

Any advice is appreciated :)
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-31-2012, 11:29 PM
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Ok well no one else has posted so I'll bite!

At the barn I board at our footing is mainly the natural soil with some sand mixed in, it is quite clayey and so packs. It gets harrowed daily with a quad and harrows and about once every 4-6 weeks they bring in the big tractor with the tills and work it up and harrow it with the big tractor again. Tilling it makes it too deep, but harrowing it with the tractor packs the footing down just enough that it ends up a really good depth. They also harrow in wood shavings (not sawdust) every once in a while as well.

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thanks anebel I think I might try that :)
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