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.