Friday Fun #114 – Arena Footing Fun!

All week I’ve researched and presented information about the best way to set up and manage arena footing.  From the compact base to the top materials, there is no specific formula for the best arena footing.  The materials and percentage of those materials is best decided by intended use, locale, and expense. Here in Alabama, [...]

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A Legacy of Love Premieres Sunday, November 23

On Sunday, November 23rd, at 1:00 pm the doors open at the Alabama Theatre for the premiere of A Legacy of Love, a full-length film about The Red Barn, a therapeutic riding facility located in Leeds, Alabama. The film starts at 2:00 pm and afterward there is a party of Good People Brewing Company with [...]

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Thursday Tips and Trivia #130 – Arena Footing Tips

Arena Footing Tips – First analyze your needs for an arena and its footing. Start with a good, compact base.  Don’t skimp on materials here. Design in good drainage.  Crown in the center with drains on the side and perhaps underneath Add arena footing material to an appropriate depth for the disciplines you serve. Six [...]

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Tuesday Trends and Topics #116 – Arena Footing Trends

As a trail rider, one of the first questions I ask about a new trail facility I’m going to is, “What are the trails like?  Do you recommend horses have shoes or boots?”  Trail footing is important to the avid trail rider just as arena footing is important to the showman.  Whether performing in Western [...]

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Monday Matters #116 – Arena Footing

This week for Monday Matters, Alabama Horse Talk takes a look at arena footing and grounds work.  Some might not give a second thought to what type of material their horse is walking on in an arena, but it is an important part of the horse’s performance as well as a part of their health [...]

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Friday Fun #113 – SCA Fun!

All week, Alabama Horse Talk has covered the interesting world of the SCA.  The Society For Creative Anachronism allows folks with a love of history to combine it with their love of horses in a unique living history sort of way. And members get together at meetings, practices, and events to share in fellowship with [...]

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