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post #1 of 6 Old 04-25-2011, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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building an indoor arena

tell me about your experiences and what you like and dont about indoors you've been in.

Want to build one, so anything would be helpful... Especially size and pricing.

I want it to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer as well as have some seating. any other neat add ons would be great to hear.

Want it big enough to set up barrels at a good length apart and be able to pick up speed and do some large fast circles.

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-25-2011, 11:38 PM
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Love mirrors. It's invaluable to be able to take a peek and check your position.

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post #3 of 6 Old 04-26-2011, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone else?

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I did check the prices while back and all I can say is that it's VERY pricey to build a good one (and depending on where you live you don't want to sacrifice the security and good roof/support for less money).

MBP, I think mirrors are more typical for english barns. I've never seen mirrors in western barns here.

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post #5 of 6 Old 04-26-2011, 12:52 PM
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I have only been lucky enough to be at a few barns with indoor arenas and they were all VERY different. The current one I have (as seen in the back ground of some of my pictures) is slightly narrow. It serves its purpose for the use of roping but for barrels would be too narrow. They do make it in a wider size though. It is fairly unique since it is round the snow doesnt sit on it and slides off. The cons it can be a bit noisy when the wind is really blowing but it has helped desensitize my horses!! It comes from Farmtek. They have a variety of sizes and the price is reasonable. The top has a clear section that lets in light too..

The second kind I have been in and was able to run the pattern on was actually an old airplane hanger that was torn down and put back up as an indoor arena. I liked it a lot... I think it was relatively inexpensive due to the fact it was used. It was very wide so the pattern was nice and big. They even put chute's up so we could practice in the chute.

Lastly was just a basic indoor arena. Could put a pattern up but no real speed to be had in it. What I did like is that the sides were a thick plexi glass so you could see outside...
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-26-2011, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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good ideas so far!!! Keep 'em coming!

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