East-West Arena Construction Blog

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

Understanding Horse Footing & How It Affects Horse Health

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Jan 28, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Despite its name, the influence of the footing laid down in horse arenas doesn't stop at the hooves. Interactions between the horse's hooves and the footing below can have an all-over effect on the horse's body. Many amateur competition steeds and pleasure riding horses end up retiring early due to complications such as navicular disease. Additionally, race horses may sustain leg and joint injuries while still in their prime, causing them to withdraw from major competition. This led many to wonder; is it the ground they're trotting on?

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Topics: Footing, Health

5 Reasons GGT Footing Is Superior to Traditional Footing

Posted by EastWest Arena Construction on Jan 14, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Five reasons GGT Footing is superior to traditional riding surfaces can be summed up in just 2 words—safety and health.

Imagine the risk reduction of having a stable, consistently even, moisture perfect riding surface for your next equestrian event. It does make a difference to both horse and rider when the surface underneath them is consistently trustworthy, no matter what the weather has recently been. 

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Topics: Health, GGT Footing

I’m Concerned about My Horses Health – What Should I Feed My Horse?

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Oct 24, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Proper nutrition is crucial to your horses overall health. The primary necessity in any horse’s diet is roughage, usually in the form of hay or pasture. However, you see horses being fed grains such as pellets, sweet feed and other concentrated mixes. Some horse owners feed bran, beet pulp and supplements.

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Topics: Health