arena location, thoughts
I have a delima,
I have 2 different spots I can have a outdoor ring set up. One spot is near the barn, solid clay. Size would be roughly 50 x 75 feet, Pretty open area. I set up a ring years ago there, then moved it to spot mentioned below
the current spot is a little softer ground, ring is 60 x 110 feet, Problem is its right next door to our neighbors property and there is a hedge row about 10 feet from the side of my ring. The neighbors dogs constantly go through the hedgerow and spook my horses when we are trying to ride (hedge row is about 10 ft wide, consists of trees, long grass & brushey undergrowth). One of their dog houses is right on the other side of the hedgerow also, so the one dog can still raise heck without leaving their yard (one is tied, the other dog runs loose)
I would almost rather move it up toward the barn, but am concerned that the ring won't be large enough for two us to ride comfortably.