How Arena Surfaces Affect Horse Biomechanics 2

How Arena Surfaces Affect Horse Biomechanics

Proper arena footing is important. Poor arena footing can cause serious injury as well as affect the performance of your equine athlete. Soundness and quality of performance are the two main motivators for creating a proper arena surface.

Every stride of our horses is influenced by how the hoof interacts with the ground and the various qualities of the arena layers In this video we’ll explain how arena footing affects the biomechanics of the horse’s stride.

An ideal arena surface allows horses to move efficiently through these phases. The surface should minimize concussion, absorb shock, provide support, and return energy back to the horse.
To accomplish this the surface should have a combination of firmness, cushioning, rebound, and grip.

Achieving the ideal characteristics from your arena surface can be done through proper construction, choice of materials, proper watering, and maintenance.

At Premier Equestrian we are the global footing experts. With our extensive knowledge of various arena conditions and construction materials, we will guide you through the process of building a new arena or improving your existing riding surface.
Premier Equestrian offers detailed sand analysis reports, helping us to engineer the ideal surface for your athlete. Call us for a free consultation at 1-800-611-6109 or visit


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