About 2 years ago, we had a sand arena and I love it. Was so much better than dusty dirt. Well then one day we were reading about arena footing and found the rubber footing. I will NEVER use any thing else!! We got this stuff called Equi-tread its a crumb rubber, and its just to cool!!
Equi-tread stays in place;
It helps control dust;
It gives a light, cushioning effect to relieve stress on horses' joints, thereby reducing injuries and lameness;
Equi-tread absorbs impact in case of a fall;
Crumb rubber is better than shredded rubber which tends to bind together - Equi-tread will not bind together.
It works well in all seasons: Equi-tread Crumb Rubber stays cooler than sand in the summer and does not freeze in the winter;
It provides optimal drainage for your horse arena;
Equi-tread is very resilient;
It is non-toxic and will not leach into ground water.
Its good for you, your horse and the enviroment. If you go to equi-tread.com it says more about it.
It comes in cool colors to, we got the green color