An indoor riding arena has probably been on every horse owner's wish list at some time (especially this winter!), but trainers might benefit from them most of all, for four reasons:
- An indoor arena provides a "controlled environment" for lessons;
- An indoor arena completely eliminates outside distractions;
- An indoor arena provides superior footing, thereby decreasing the risk of horse and rider injuries;
- Indoor arenas modification allows pupils to gain more even benefit from their lessons.
When dealing with horses, the benefits of a controlled environment cannot be overstated. Having an area where weather (whether rainy, cold or overly hot) will not interfere with riding is of immense benefit, especially for trainers, who may work with multiple pupils each day.