Arena Build?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Barns, Boarding, and Farms > Farm Forum

Arena Build?

This is a discussion on Arena Build? within the Farm Forum forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category
  • How big should i make my barell arena
  • How to build an outdoor arena

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-22-2012, 04:58 PM
  #1
Foal
Arena Build?

I want to build an outdoor arena big enough to run barrels in at full speed, as well as big enough to train some what younger horses. I've been told to make it as big as my horses will feel comfortable, yet I've ridden in some pretty small arenas. I have about enough room for a 100X100 would this be big enough to run barrels in?

I also wondered about the ground. The land has red clay on it, I understand I will need to make this better because I don't want it to be a mud pit or slick at all. Should I used gravel and then dirt then sand or any other ways for a drainage idea?

Thanks for the help!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    02-16-2012, 05:48 AM
  #2
Banned
Quote:
Originally Posted by HillTopQH    
I want to build an outdoor arena big enough to run barrels in at full speed, as well as big enough to train some what younger horses. I've been told to make it as big as my horses will feel comfortable, yet I've ridden in some pretty small arenas. I have about enough room for a 100X100 would this be big enough to run barrels in?

I also wondered about the ground. The land has red clay on it, I understand I will need to make this better because I don't want it to be a mud pit or slick at all. Should I used gravel and then dirt then sand or any other ways for a drainage idea?

Thanks for the help!

130 ft wide and 200 ft long

As far as footing I like the clay/sand mixtures, I would do about 6 or 7 inches deep.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to build endurance? AfleetAlex Rider Wellness 2 08-15-2011 05:18 AM
How do i build an arena drag? susan h Horse Talk 0 07-25-2010 07:14 PM
How to build my own jumps? SydLovesJackers Jumping 9 02-04-2010 01:15 AM
Build topline? Spastic_Dove Horse Training 8 05-26-2008 01:01 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0