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        07-24-2012, 01:56 AM
      #21
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by DraftXDressage    
    and the stalls border the indoor (there is an aisle between them; they don't open directly into the arena), which is a setup I personally hate because of the levels of dust exposre for the horses any time the arena is in use (somewhat dependent on footing, of course).
    Yes!!! Avoid this at all costs, it seems like a fun idea... but I boarded at a place up here near Albertville that had that. My mare liked the arena because she felt good having the horses in their stalls while we rode... but... the footing was Airfoot, which needs to be watered every day to keep dust down, or else there is a lot of dust with rubber particles in it. I could not ride in the indoor much at all (I have videos from lessons where my trainer and I are out riding in the pouring in the rain, we both have asthma). My mare's stall was on the arena and she ended up with long term respiratory issues, and I treat her for them now, almost 5 years later.

    My gelding, luckily, was never stalled on the arena, their stalls did not have doors and he could get underneath the stall guards, so I kept him in the main barn with the race horses so he could have a door. He suffered no respiratory issues.
         
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        07-25-2012, 06:38 PM
      #22
    Foal
    Okay thanks guys for the input. I am aware of the small arena and dust issues, but my horse would be outside 24/7 unless I am riding. And when I do ride in the winter, I plan on watering it down before I do so. Thanks. Anything else would be helpful to tell me too! And they have 2 other barns (if I should ever need one) that I would go to instead of the one with the dust issues. =)
         
        07-25-2012, 06:43 PM
      #23
    Foal
    DraftXDressage -

    I also took lessons there before the new ownership... And as stated before I am aware of the issues. If anything it could be temporary. It is just nice because I am currently working their now once a week for future board. And that really keeps costs down for me. Thanks! =) Is there anything else I should pay attention to? Fencing is mostly cable I think. Some wood. I am not sure how to test for hay quality, but it smells like hay to me... lol. All of the horses eat it, even picky ones. And I have a friend that boards there now. She likes it. Thanks!!!
         

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