Equine Arena Handbook: An In-depth Guide to Arenas and Running Surfaces by Robert Malmgren

Equine Arena Handbook: An In-depth Guide to Arenas and Running Surfaces by Robert Malmgren

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Build, improve and maintain a user-friendly facility for horse events. Save thousands of dollars and prevent injury to your horses by building your arena or running surface correctly from the start! Whether you are working in dressage, hunter/jumper, reining, barrel racing, flat racing, roping or any other equine performance event, the surface you ride on can make or break your horse s performance and soundness. This popular book has been revised and updated as of April 2010. Also includes new information on water use and conservation, turf fields, and race track surfaces. This is a "must have" for anyone in charge of building or maintaining an equine facility or looking for the best property to purchase. 

You will learn how about soil characteristics, amendments and testing, how to create a good base and maintain safe footing, how to construct your arena with proper drainage,the importance of controlling dust and manure, things to consider when purchasing land for a horse facility, considerations for turf fields and turf and dirt race tracks, the value and conservation of water, and much more.
Includes black and white illustrations, tables, glossary, bibliography, and index.