New arena questions - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 06-24-2012, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,217
• Horses: 1
New arena questions

We have a 7 acre pasture, with three sort of "sections"-the pasture makes a U shape. Anway, we've been thinking about putting in an arena in one portion of a section. I can't remember the dimensions, but it's a good size for riding (we ride in there a lot now.) Right now three of the four sides of it are our pasture fence, and of course there's grass all in it. We would want to put up another fence line to mark the final boundary. So two questions:
1) Would you use the same fencing for the fourth side, or something else? It's off white plastic, three rail. I mean, could you get the ends to blend in with the other two sides perpendicular to it?
2) What would be a good way to start with footing? What do you need to use? How deep? Are there different materials that should be used for different disciplines? We would be doing flat work and jumping in it.
howrsegirl123 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 06-26-2012, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,217
• Horses: 1
howrsegirl123 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 06-28-2012, 07:23 AM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 902
• Horses: 0
I believe it is a fairly involved and complex process...and depends on how "professional" you want to go. My trainer was explaining to me, coincidentally, the other day, about what went in to creating the arenas which we ride in. They brought in enough to fill a regulation dressage federation sized arena and similarly sized, only larger (slightly) jumping arena. Each are filled six inches deep on top with what I believe she said is a special type of sand which is a by-product from a certain type of mining (I BELIEVE) and then the dressage arena has a wood chip base, whereas, the jumping arena has some other sort of base.

I apologize for not having the correct info, I am simply trying to depict that it is QUITE the undertaking to properly foot an arena. For one's own PERSONAL HOME? Just for private use, I imagine you could fence it and foot it however you like. Perhaps google it? There HAS to be a ton of info out there!

Good Luck!

"I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener"
Back2Horseback is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 11-24-2012, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,217
• Horses: 1
howrsegirl123 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions, questions, questions! (mostly about Devon Horse Show!) jfisher256 Horse Shows 2 03-30-2012 01:34 PM
Having fun in the Arena Azale1 Horse Videos 14 08-13-2010 09:40 PM
Ultra sound questions and some feed and other questions... HalfPass Horse Health 7 06-18-2009 11:17 PM
Arena building questions, $$$ and size dj54623 Barn Maintenance 3 03-14-2009 12:43 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome