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    07-27-2011, 06:10 PM
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Foal
How much sand in arena?

We're going to put sand in my arena. No, I'm not putting multiple layers of dirt, soil, etc in my arena because we can't afford. Sand is as good as it gets!

I'll be doing jumping and dressage in the arena. So, it needs to give but still have support. I was thinking 3-4 inches. Is that not enough?

Thanks!
     
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    07-27-2011, 06:26 PM
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We get river sand which is finer and lets the rain soak thru faster! I don't jump a whole lot so how many inches you'll need is beyond my expertise (as if I have any lol).
     
    07-28-2011, 10:44 AM
  #3
Foal
Yeah, I've heard river sand is good for drainage. But since our area is SO dry, I'm going to go with a more angular sand.

What I have read so far online is that 4-5 inches will be good, but some say 2-3 inches. Which one? Please help! :)
     
    08-02-2011, 10:14 PM
  #4
Foal
We had a similar situation with our indoor arena - I currently have about 3 inches of sand (masonry grade, washed sand aka torpedo sand) on top of a packed dirt base. The best thing to keep good footing for jumping I've found is harrowing it every week and picking manure out after rides.

Hope that helps!
     

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