Happy New Year from the Springride Team
Arena Solutions for the New Year:
The following article addresses the most common Arena problems: The solutions are simpler and less costly than you might think:
Arena not draining well and lacking Spring.Summer is coming, and perhaps your arena is looking a little sorry for itself. It's time to do something about it. If your sand is ok but just a little tired the answer may lie in the simple step of adding a sand improver. Springride C2 16mm springs to mind as the ideal solution to this problem. Add approximately one tonne per 60sqm and rotovate in. Alternatively just lay and leave your horses to do the rotovating.
This will improve the sand composition, aid drainage and add a little bounce. Once rotovated in, roll daily until the surface is nicely settled. That's it, a cheap yet extremely effective way to liven up your arena without spending a fortune.
Sand draining well but needs added springSo your arena looks OK and drainage is good but it’s riding rather dead. First prepare your sand by levelling and rolling, then lay 25mm Chip on top at a rate of one tonne per 40sqm. Springride produce a premium chip, tried and tested for over 12 years.
There are some great reviews available to read here>
Springride comes in bags, so you can position them evenly on your arena, split or tip the bags and spread to an even depth. Take extra care to ensure the sand is completely level, you don’t want to lay the rubber in tracks or pits. Once laying is complete, level and roll daily until settled. You won’t be able to believe the huge improvement to your arena and
your equines performance!.
Deep riding Sand:This is one of the most common problems and generally occurs as a result of over engineered drainage and/or the wrong sand. You should source a fine to medium, angular silica sand and lay to a depth of 100mm if topping with a rubber surface. However, if you already have deep riding sand then luckily there is a solution:
It works because the specifically shaped unique composition of rubber backed textile, anchors into the top sand layer to create a stable surface, whilst also reducing kick back, banking, tracking and of course maintenance.
Springride Shredtex works well for all equine training but is particularly ideal for dressage arena’s. Prepare your sand by levelling and compacting with a vibrating roller.
Position the bags evenly on the sand, one bag per 50sqm. It is best to lay by hand using forks to ensure sand remains as undisturbed as possible AND to ensure an even depth. Roll as often as possible over the next few weeks to help the Shredtex stabilise your sand.
More testimonials here ….
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