East-West Arena Construction Blog

What To Look For in a Stall Liner

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jul 19, 2015 1:06:00 PM

Despite their size and majesty, horses need a lot of work to be kept in top shape. From regular exercise to rub downs and the right food it's important to make sure no detail is overlooked. That's why you need to make sure you have the best stall liners you can get for your horses.

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Topics: GGT Stall-EZ, Horse Stalls

5 Farm Budget Management Tips

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jul 17, 2015 1:05:00 PM

Very few of us go into the equestrian arena in the hopes of striking it rich. We do it because we love it. Your farm is still a business. Proper farm budget management is just as important as proper horse care. Here are a few tips to help your barn business run smoothly and efficiently.

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Topics: Budget

Designing The Best Diet For Your Working Or Leisure Equine

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jul 15, 2015 1:03:00 PM

When it comes to feeding our average collection of domestic pets, general nutritional needs aren't that complicated. The industry has streamlined the feeding of pets such as dogs and cats with varied forms of bagged kibble formulated for different life stages. However, for animals such as equines it becomes a little more in depth. Nutritional needs begin to vary depending on many factors such as life stage, activity level, current body weight, and more.

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Topics: Nutrition

Horse Lameness: Factors to Consider

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jul 13, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Horse lameness is probably one of the most frustrating things one faces as an equine owner. Nearly every horse will at some point or another go lame, and it can often be frustrating to figure out why. In the world of lameness, a few ounces of prevention can be worth several pounds of cure. Here are a few factors to consider when trying to prevent lameness in your equine partner.

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Topics: Footing, Lameness

The Importance of Good Arena Footing

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jul 10, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Are you installing a riding arena on your property? When it comes to arenas, there are many factors to consider. You’ll need to decide whether you want an indoor or outdoor area; decide on lighting; and of course, pick a size. One thing that will have a huge impact on your arena’s potential is the footing you choose.

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Topics: Footing

The Elements of the Equestrian Arena Footing

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jul 8, 2015 1:00:00 PM

The arena footing design and construction is critical to the success of the equestrian arena. The optimum riding surface must meet three conditions and include shear strength, minimal concussion and viscoelastic rebound. Horses experience a great deal of stress while performing at high levels and the right footing design will meet the demands of trainers and riders. The ideal arena footing deters injuries to the horse and helps boost performance.

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Topics: Footing, GGT Footing

Basic Horse Hydration Guidelines

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jul 6, 2015 7:42:00 PM

Owning horses is a rewarding hobby for many people. To enjoy your horses, it’s imperative that they’re healthy. One of the most important requirements for maintaining good health in horses is making sure they get enough water. If you have at least one horse, here are some basic horse hydration guidelines.

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Topics: Hydration

How Do You Deal With Horse Lameness?

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jun 23, 2015 2:54:00 PM

Horse lameness is something every owner dreads. Nothing makes your heart sink faster than going into the barn, greeting your equine charge, and then noticing as you lead him out of the stall that he just isn't moving right. Maybe he's limping, favoring one leg, or there's something off with his rhythm. He's lame, but the good news is that more often than not you can do something about it.

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Topics: GGT Footing, Lameness

Choosing The Right Saddle For Dressage

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jun 19, 2015 1:11:00 PM

Looking for a new saddle is tricky. Looking for a new dressage saddle is even harder. Dressage requires constant, intuitive contact between horse and rider. An ill-fitting saddle throws off this communication. How do you choose the saddle that is right for you?

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Topics: Dressage

Make Your Indoor Riding Arena Spectator Friendly

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jun 16, 2015 1:28:00 PM

Few equestrian events are truly spectator sports. There are no stadiums devoted to fans. More often than not, fans bring their own seats. This creates a picnic-like atmosphere for equine enthusiasts during the summer. The winter months are different story. Support the people who support you and your riders by adding comfortable seating arrangements to your indoor riding arena.

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Topics: indoor Riding Arena