SAFE ARENA FOOTING
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GOOD GROUND IS NOT BY CHANCE
BY SAF (Safe Arena Footing)
Good ground for rodeo footing is not something that comes about by chance. Just using the local dirt alone and/or with added clay or sand amendments is not likely to produce acceptable equestrian footing material. Of course, arena preparation and soil moisture are critical elements and can even compensate for deficiency in the soil properties.
Critical aspects of arena cushion soil include the proportions of sand, silt, and clay. The distribution of the particle sizes within the sand fraction is a major factor in footing stability. Silt is less desirable in a cushion soil and the proportion of silt compared to clay (as well as total silt+clay content) should be carefully considered. Read more...