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  1. #1
    beentherejumpedthat Guest

    Default Keeping the dust down?

    How does anyone keep the sand/dust down (not to forget...still actually within the dressage arena or any other outdoor arena) when the weather gets really windy?

    How do you keep the dust down in an indoor arena during the winter time when you can not water the footing without worrying about ice/hardening being created within the footing?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec. 16, 2003
    Staunton, VA, USA

    Default Magnesium chloride

    not the road kind but a special kind for arenas
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar. 6, 2009


    Sprinkle some rock salt to pull the humidity out of the air ~ this will help keep the dust down somewhat ~ IMHO ~ it has always helped me in all my indoor arenas.
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE !"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb. 11, 2010
    Northern Michigan


    Another vote for the rock salt.

    Water and drag the arena well first, then LIBERALLY apply the rock salt, water again, and drag. We usually salt ours in October, and we don't have to start watering again until April/May. Works like a charm!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug. 25, 2005


    Magnesium Chloride. Kinder to the horse, kinder to the world, than other salts. doesn't usually require alot of watering, except perhaps in desert areas.
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar. 28, 2006


    Magnesium chlor. indoors, sprinklers outdoors
    "The stumbler doesn’t build her life by being better than others, but by being better than she used to be."
    David Brooks

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