Dealing with Dust
My horses are boarded. So I'm limited in my options of how to manage dust. Would it be great if they watered the arena more, added special products to the footing, yada yada yada... Of course. But in all reality, that isn't going to happen so I'd like to get advice on how to manage what is within my control.
The situation: Everything is excessively dry here. We are in the middle of a drought and it's not even drought season yet. So it's only going to get worse. The arena is dry and dusty. Excessively so. But water is more important to conserve for priority usage than soaking a dust bowl. Riding in this can't be healthy for either horse or rider. My horse gets racked with coughs that bring us to a standstill when the dust gets kicked up badly. Riding options include an indoor and outdoor arena or stone lane. The other facet is how much of this dust works it's way into the stable. It coats everything. Even inside our tack lockers.
Any suggestions for managing the dust? Or helping protect my horse from the effects of it?
It's a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts! ~Nicholas Evans