To BigGirlsRideWarmbloods: Jee whiz girl, you make a dry lot sound like rocket science. I just want to keep a couple of key areas from being so deep and soggy. They are very deep in horse doo (from years of horses, not just mine), and get very deeply wet and icky. I appreciate your knowledge of how to design and grade and create a dry lot, but it's not my dry lot, it's a rental, and I'm loathe to invest $2,000.00 in it. Okay, soo not going to happen. But, I was just thinking, like maybe I could put down some Type II gravel (the really fine stuff),and it would be okay. Would it? Or would that fine gravel get in her hooves? Right now there are like a million rocks in her pen, that I have to routinely dig out of her hooves, they are huge, like 2" diameter rocks that have been used as fill in this pen. I hate that. She limps when she steps on one. I don't want to introduce anything else that will she limp on.