East-West Arena Construction Blog

Maintain Your Dressage Arena Like A Pro

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jun 12, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Dressage is a discipline of subtle movements and beauty. A dressage arena should reflect the standards stable owners hold for themselves and for their riders. Equine professionals strive to maintain an arena that looks as professional as the way they ride. Here is how they do it.

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Topics: Footing, Dressage

What Does GGT Footing Offer?

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jun 10, 2015 12:00:00 PM

There are few factors as important to arena performance as the footing your horse performs on. If the surface is something like concrete or hard-packed clay then that will lead to unnecessary impacts on the horse's legs and joints. Just like when people run or walk on a hard-packed surface all day, this impact can quickly lead to muscle pain at best, and joint damage at worst. On the other hand footing that's too soft, like deep sand or loose soil, will lead to a loss of traction. That means the horse will have to work extra hard to get traction, and that could lead to faster exhaustion, a loss of performance, and an increased heart rate.

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Topics: GGT Footing

Horse Comfortable Temperature: Is it too hot to ride?

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jun 8, 2015 11:27:00 AM

With summertime upon us, it's time to consider Horse Comfortable Temperature and when rising temperatures could make riding dangerous for you and your horse.

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It's Show Season: Is My Horse Show Worthy?

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jun 5, 2015 11:09:00 AM

Every equestrian's goals are different. Maybe you want to trail ride, breed the next Triple Crown winner, ride for pleasure, or compete locally or even internationally. At some point during your riding career, you may ask yourself: Is My Horse Show Worthy?

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Riding Arena Footing for Jumping

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jun 1, 2015 4:32:29 PM

Different horse sports ask horses to perform very different movements. For example, the sudden sharp movements of a cutting horse are very different from the controlled dance of a dressage horse. Not surprisingly, these different movements place different stresses on the horse's body. Arena footing that is ideal for one horse sport may not be suitable for another sport. 

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Topics: jumpers, GGT Footing

Qualities To Look For In Indoor Horse Arena Footing

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on May 27, 2015 2:32:00 PM

An indoor horse arena has a lot of needs to meet. Is the arena large enough for a variety of events, or is it sized specifically for smaller shows? Is there adequate seating for spectators, and will there be enough space for horses and trainers on the premises? Will it be used year round, or simply during seasonal events?

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Topics: indoor Riding Arena

The Most Famous Horses in the World

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on May 22, 2015 1:50:00 PM

Every horse-crazy schoolgirl can tell you about some of the world's most famous horses:  the Godolphin Arabian, General Lee's Traveller, Misty of Chincoteague, Man o' War, Alexander the Great's Bucephalus, Secretariat, Napoleon's Marengo.  If you're not a horse-crazy schoolgirl, how many of these famous horses do you know?

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Topics: Horses

Follow Proper Horse Hygiene to Keep Stables Healthy

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on May 19, 2015 3:07:00 PM

Routine horse hygiene procedures are essential to proper horse management. Good hygiene helps minimize the spread of disease and infection. Keeping yards, stables, and equipment clean are vital to maintaining the health of your horses.

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Topics: Horse Stalls, hygiene

Horse Hydration Tips For Summer

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on May 12, 2015 2:23:00 PM

Drinking enough water is important for both people and horses alike, especially in the heat of the summer months. Just like their humans, though, horses often get dehydrated. Here are some handy tips to make sure your equine charges are getting the proper amount of water.

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Topics: Health, Hydration

Horse Transportation

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on May 7, 2015 2:45:17 PM

If you are a horse enthusiast traveling with your horses can be a common occurrence. Horse transportation isn't a simple thing, there are many things to conside. You could be ferrying your horse to a horse show or to a competition, or you can simply be taking the horse to the vet or farrier. If you want to carry your horse within reasonably short distances, a large bumper (ie., tagalong or pull) trailer or a gooseneck trailer are what most people recommend.

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Topics: Travel