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post #1 of 3 Old 01-01-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Ag-lime footing effect on hooves

I just moved my horse into a barn with a wonderful indoor arena. The barn owner recently had the footing stripped, leveled, scraped and then he used a yellow-colored, powder-like sandy footing. I was told it was called "ag-lime". I had never before seen footing with such a light yellow color.

Here's my question: Are there any known respiratory (both horse and human) health risks associated with riding in an indoor arena with this type of footing? Is this substance something I would need to rinse off my horse's hooves and/or legs after riding in there?

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post #2 of 3 Old 01-03-2012, 09:58 AM
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It's very non-toxic, and you could even eat it as an antacid... great for odor control as well... won't hurt your horses' hooves in the slightest.
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post #3 of 3 Old 01-04-2012, 11:52 AM
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ag -agricultural lime. Ground limestone rock and nothing more. They make calcium supplements with it. Think riding on a package of unflavored tums.
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