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Kirsti Arndt 09-11-2008 09:18 AM

watering arenas
i need to do it today-(it so dusty i cant breath and sonny has eye problems right now)-but have never done this before-do i soak it down or just mist it or what? i dont want mud!!!!
the surface is loose very fine and extemely dusty - i had to take sonny out of there last night after 5 mintues
please answer if you can this AM

kickshaw 09-11-2008 09:54 AM

what kind of footing are we talking about? if it's M-10, I say lay some water on it! - It's hard to get that stuff "too wet" with a hose!

If its dirt, You might just want to put enough to change the color of it... hard to explain in words :?

Kirsti Arndt 09-11-2008 10:29 AM

it is very fine dirt

kickshaw 09-11-2008 10:41 AM

wet it enough to where you're not making should be fine for a ride :D

Kirsti Arndt 09-11-2008 11:15 AM

now how sensible is that! helloooooooo i need a break today
thank you

RusticWildFire 09-11-2008 11:22 AM

I tried watering mine once. The last 2 summers we have gotten very little rain and it was driving me crazy. I wet each spot with a hose for about 5 minutes (granted, it was a warm sunny day) and when they ran they just dug up the stuff that was still dry. Needless to say it didn't work very well. But in 4-H we would wet her indoor one the same and it worked fine.

kickshaw 09-11-2008 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by Kirsti Arndt
now how sensible is that! helloooooooo i need a break today
thank you

haha - no problem :wink:

Moxie 09-11-2008 12:57 PM

Im gunna hijack for a min.

Monday, as we were starting to mount our horses, one of the barn helpers started to water down the arena, and Fritz being the spastic that he is, started to eyeball the hose.

We had to walk our horses around the mounting block, and in between the block itself and a bench, mount, then keep walking around between my instructor and a gate. The first person in my party had did it fine, and had already started to leave the arena.

Once I mounted Fritz, he darn near fell over (not kidding), and then I must of done something wrong, or he must of still been spazzing over the hose or the other rider because he decided to turn and go back the way we came, almost taking out the bench, and falling over in the process... oye..

Okay, end hijack.

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