My barn just renovated their arena to include a higher gravel base, on top of which is so much hog fuel it feels like you're walking on a mattress. I would imagine its going to crush down with watering and rollering, but I am wondering how much is too much, and when soft tissue or other injuries will begin to appear. What is your experience?
My farrier is telling me to stay off even at a walk - he feels there is far too much potential to overstretch the tendon and for adhesions to form. My guy is not completely sound - and so I worry about being in this footing.