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  1. Barn Maintenance
    Hello, I am looking for some input on my new arena. I have reached out to several companies to have someone come and design my arena base/ footing but no one is in my area so I am on my own. I am building a 100 by 150 area. It will be used for flatwork and some jumping. Nothing extensive and I...
  2. Barn Maintenance
    I am in the process of setting up a round pen and am concerned about footing. From what I have found it would be best to have a good base to help with drainage, I have been recommended to use decomposed granite or limestone, one is very pricey and the other I can't even find. I have someone who...
  3. Barn Maintenance
    I'm new to the world of forums :wave: , so bear with me if I ramble. I trust someone will let me know if my post should be in another forum. Needless to say, I'll also need time to learn all the abbreviations....:D. I'm planning to build a small (60×120) arena to be used for warm-ups and...
  4. General Off Topic Discussion
    Hi all, this is my first thread in this forum, but I've been already reading something previously. I would like to ask some information about the footing, more precisely about how deep should be the tines of the gallop harrows to lift and loose the surface better. I've heard that deeper are...
  5. New to Horses
    We are predicted to get freezing rain/ice this weekend. It has been 20 years since I owned my last horse and had it at home and when I owned my last horse I didn't live in an area that got this kind of weather! What should you do if anything? Our two horses live in a shed row style barn that...
  6. Barn Maintenance
    We just built our barn last fall. We built it on a base of 1" crushed limestone at the recommendation of the builder. This is fine inside the stalls becuase there are matts over the top. However, under the lein-to part of the barn it has the 1" crushed limestone as well. Builder said it...
  7. Barn Maintenance
    When building an arena with sand, can you lay out a base of gravel and then lay out your sand on top? this is just speaking, I dont have the fund to build an arena anyway. thanks:)
  8. Barn Maintenance
    I have a horse stabled in a very nice, large dry lot. The only thing that bothers me is that there are areas in the lot that get quite deep in nasty muck when it rains, and then they stay wet for a very long time because they are so deep. I believe those areas should be scooped out and...
  9. Horse Training
    Hi i am a new horse owner. we currently have one horse and have a 1/2 acre paddock for him and just added electric to another acre for grazing when the weather is nicer. We live on a small 7 acre farm and we are thinking of building a round pen now! Probably between 60-80ft in diameter. I was...
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