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cory-boy 10-26-2007 11:32 PM

SMALL ACERAGE??
 
WHAT WOULD BE THE SMALLEST I CAN GO TO HAVE A DECENT INDOOR RIDING AREA?

jazzyrider 10-27-2007 09:32 AM

40mx20m would be my guess :)

cory-boy 10-29-2007 11:21 PM

THANK YOU JAZZYRIDER, I WILL HAVE TO DO SOME MEASURING AND SEE IF I CAN FIND A SPOT FOR IT. WITHOUT TAKING THERE AREA AWAY, MAYBE USE PART FOR A SHELTER.

JustDressageIt 10-29-2007 11:35 PM

Hi there,
I wouldn't want to go too small, else you run the risk of not being able to work in it! I would (personally) like to be able to do at least 2, 20m circles in it, so you'd be looking at a 40m x 20m arena. That's fairly small, but depending on what you're looking at doing in it, it should work. If you're looking to jump or anything like that, I would consider something bigger. A good-sized arena is 60m x 20m. It allows for 3 20m circles, which is good for training for just about anything.

cory-boy 10-30-2007 12:04 AM

HI JUSTDRESSAGELT, I JUST WANTED ONE CUZ IM A WIMP IN THE WINTER AND WOULD LIKE A PLACE JUST TO KEEP RIDING AND MESSING AROUND WITH THEM. THANK YOU

JustDressageIt 10-30-2007 12:08 AM

Corey-Boy, I hear you! I am a fair-weather gal, myself!! I don't like riding in the winter, even though I live in Canada! I used to ride in an indoor arena that wasn't heated, so when we rode hard on chilly winter nights, our horses' sweat would fall back down on us as snow! Gross! Anyways, a 40m x 20m arena would be just fine for you :) best of luck

jazzyrider 10-30-2007 06:48 AM

yeah considering your circumstances, a 40x20 would be just fine :)

regardinghorses 10-30-2007 02:14 PM

You should check into a Cover-all building (www.coverall.net). I have friends with an indoor arena, it's a heavy canvass dome-shaped roof that was cost effective and efficient and let's in a lot of light. They build a solid wood wall for the bottom and the sides have curtains that you can raise up and down. It stays warmer in winter and cooler in summer.


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