East-West Arena Construction Blog

Save Money On Horse Bedding By Installing GGT Stall-EZ

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Feb 18, 2015 11:23:57 AM

Do you find that your rubber horse stall mats become wet, slick, goopy, or just plain gross? This is not uncommon, mostly due to the fact that traditional rubber matting material in horse stalls do not allow for the drainage of moisture and urine. This can lead to a layer of moisture and decay just below the bedding, which is bad for balance and bad for your horse's hooves. So what can you do about it? You can install GGT Stall-EZ of course!

If you hadn't guessed, GGT Stall-EZ is made by the same company that produces GGT Footing!

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Topics: GGT Stall-EZ, Safety

Horse Safety - Some Tips all Equestrians Need to Know

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Feb 11, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Most horse people have been schooled in basic safety about riding- always wear a helmet, always wear a boot with a heel, check your girth after getting on, don't approach a horse from the rear and things like that. However, you'll note that these tips are all about keeping people safe. It's good to keep people safe. But a surprising number of experienced riders don't think enough about horse safety.

Although horses are very large, powerful animals they are surprisingly delicate and are very prone to injury. As prey animals they tend to panic easily and turn even the most minor mishap into a major crisis. They also have finicky digestive tracts, long skinny breakable legs and prehensile lips. 

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Topics: Footing, Safety

Traveling Safely with Horses

Posted by East-West Arena Construction on Nov 18, 2014 12:00:00 PM

When traveling with horses, it is important that you take every precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of your horse. Whether it is a short or long duration trip, advanced planning is critical to a successful trip. Here are some helpful hints from Guidelines for Horse Transport by Road and Air edited by Catherine W. Kohn.

Make sure your horse is healthy before you begin to plan a trip. If the horse is having any health issues, a trip of any length will likely lead to a worsening of these conditions. A visit by the veterinarian should be your first step in planning to travel with your horse. They can ensure that the horse is healthy and ready to travel. If you are planning on traveling between states, the vet will know what blood tests, paper work, and vaccinations will be necessary. You need to keep the horse's health records with you when you travel with your horse.

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Topics: Safety, Travel