My trainer wants me to get a round pen for training and to learn to ride. So we are getting 26 12ft pannels and are going to use stone dust, as she advised, for footing. I was wondering how deep the stone dust footing should be?? Thanks for the help
The final depth of the footing when horses are working in it should be right around half way up the hoof. Any deeper and you are risking soft tissue injury (especially in a round pen). Any more shallow and the joints will be taking a lot if impact. I imagine stone dust would be quite dusty and compactable. If that is your only option I would look at adding rubber pieces and a dust reducer like calcium chloride. I would recommend washed, graded sand over stone dust. Posted via Mobile Device
I prefer sand as well, I would think 6 inches would be too deep? I was always told no more than 3 inches, but that was with sand. I would probably look it up on google to find lots of info on stone dust.