Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
In the Midwest, it's unusual to ride on anything but grass! So I usually ride on grass all the time. The only bad experience I've had is when it was wet and my horse slipped going into the arena.
The best advice I can give you is that if you see other horses slipping along the edges of the arena, take the point docks for not getting your geometry exactly right and travel on the slight inside. It's not worth risking the horse's legs.
Look like a SUPERSTAR, Ride like a FOUR STAR, Win like a ROCKSTAR
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