Ok, since coming to Canada from NZ I have become an arena rider! I have just moved my horse from one barn to another. The footing at my old barn was shallow and considered 'fast' in reining terms. The footing at my new arena is deeper. I was told today that I can slide in it (yay! I was under the impression that the base wasn't good for sliding.....apparently its fine!) and when I rode my horse in the deeper footing today he moved out so nicely and didn't feel all shuffely and awkward.
Can someone please elaborate on the differences and benefits/cons to riding in each type of footing, deep vs. shallow. Because so far I am liking this deeper footing!!