I just moved stables, literally today. I'm now at a place where I can see my girl every single day, versus the place where I could only get up there 4 days a week.
The ring here is totally different. I used to ride in a Euro-foot indoor (best thing evaaaaa) but now I will have the choice of riding in either an unevenly-sanded outdoor or a grass field that isn't completely even...
The trade-off is real. I get to see my horse more, and do more with her, but at the expense of not having the best place to ride. Which I admit, is a struggle for me.
My question is, is it dangerous to ride in a ring that is slightly too deeply sanded on one side and not so bad on the other? And is it bad to ride in a grass field or is that too hard?
Keep in mind, my horse is a 6 yr old with osteoarthritis and we do dressage, I would like to ride 5-6 days/week, so it needs to be safe and comfortable for both of us!
I'm not willing to take any risks to my horse's health or comfort.
I really like this stable other than the riding facility because the owner isn't quite fixing the issue as far as I know. The ring is absolutely wonderful but he needs to even it out, and it really isn't something I can do myself with a shovel and a rake.
Thanks so much :)