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  • Keep rocks out of riding arena
  • Removing rocks from horse arenas

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    05-14-2012, 04:58 PM
  #1
Trained
Rocks in Arena

Just curious. Does anyone know of a good gadget to use to remove smallish size rocks from an arena, short of dragging a rake around? There are many, many to deal with, so it's not easy to just pick them all up. Just looking for some sort of gadget I can make or buy to try to snag them all.
     
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    05-14-2012, 05:59 PM
  #2
Yearling
Me and my friend would go in theirs and pick them out, it took forever but we would have fun while doing it.
     
    05-14-2012, 06:20 PM
  #3
Showing
Sorry to disappoint, but I helped out to do it by hand (3 of us worked together). I doubt there is any gadget to do this kind of work. :(
     
    05-14-2012, 06:26 PM
  #4
Showing
I have a gadget I can rent you, MBP. She's 6 and charges $3 for every 5 gallon bucket she picks up

What about one of the things they use at driving ranges to pick up the golf balls? LOL
     
    05-14-2012, 06:45 PM
  #5
Yearling
What about a metal screen placed behind the tractor that drags the arena?
     
    05-14-2012, 07:00 PM
  #6
Trained
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Originally Posted by With Grace    
What about a metal screen placed behind the tractor that drags the arena?
That's kind of what I'm thinking of making, only these rocks are smaller and would slip right through a regular sized screen. I'm thinking some kind of screen that tapers from larger to smaller holes as it gets to the rear, so the smaller rocks stay on it.
     
    05-14-2012, 07:03 PM
  #7
Trained
Well if anyone knows of anything like that, I would be very interested. What I did is layer the top part of the arena with hogfuel and sand, so them little rocks are buried. When I start to notice them again, say after 5 years, I know I need to refurbish the footing.
     
    05-14-2012, 07:31 PM
  #8
Yearling
Attachment 98073

Rock rake
     
    05-14-2012, 10:53 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Oh the joys of arena rocks...I swear the things breed.

...just keep on pickin'!
     
    05-14-2012, 10:57 PM
  #10
Trained
Stop putting your socks in the dryer. The dryer eats socks, turns them into rocks and then deposits them into your arena.


Child labor works well to get the rocks out. Hand them water buckets and give them $10 for every full bucket.

Good luck!
     

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