Alternative footing ideas for outdoor pen
We need to create a small area with no grass. After reading many posts, felt a dirt/sand mixture (loam) was our best option. This will be pony outdoor run so do not want all sand since she will be eating out here (although in a hay net and we will put rubber mats beneath it).
However, can't seem to find loam locally (don't really want to try to get into creating a mix ourselves. My husband came up with the idea of rubber mats, but I'm afraid they'd be too slippery. does anyone have any ideas? now he's coming up with astro turf, but wondering if she would eat it :). It looks like there are alot of different rubber mat type products on the market. I also saw some pavers. Stall Skins website has a section on installing them outdoors, but then finishes it with saying to add some shavings (which we would not be able to do since this is not a covered area.