Italian Study Verifies Benefits of Rubber in Equine Surfaces
The study has confirmed how horse-riding surfaces in recycled rubber are excellent surfaces for training and relaxation and they are very similar to the best sand fields – at least for gait and dressage. Moreover, they also allow good comfort of use both for both horses and their riders.
There are many different types of surfaces to choose from when it comes to arenas and these days’ arenas are getting a lot more affordable to build and surface. With that in mind, a mix of sands and rubber are the most cost-effective way to surface an arena.
This surface also gives you a good all-round performance, offering good footing in all-weather at any time of the year. For indoor arenas, it is always essential to have a good watering system to ensure the surface is suitably watered down.
A rubber surface can minimise the risk of leg injuries to the horse and offer a good support, especially when jumping as it can cushion the impact of the landing, even during the frosty seasons. This really is a bonus as it allows year-round training!
A well-maintained arena can last you a lifetime, and provide a safe and durable place to ride. And as it’s made of recycled rubber it’s giving a second life to one of the worlds most difficult to dispose of products – used vehicle tyres.
Having invested significant time and effort in creating your ideal equestrian arena, you will want to make sure you have a perfect riding surface.
The traditional arena or menage topping can be silica sand, which initially looks good and rides well, but after heavy use or prolonged periods of rain, you may find it riding too deep, with the creation of ruts and pits.
This is where our recycled equestrian rubber surface truly comes into its own. Used as a top up material specifically for arenas and menages, Safer Surfacing equestrian rubber is an ideal solution.