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  1. #1
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    Default Perimeter for riding ring

    My regulation sized riding ring is situated in my largest turnout field. I need ideas for a perimeter to keep the footing from washing out. I currently have landscape ties but they rot over time and are easily dislodged which looks messy. Railroad ties are expensive and difficult to obtain, move, etc. Does anybody have any ideas?



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    There are concrete companies that make poured concrete edging similar to the edging bricks used for landscaping but harder to dislodge since its a continuous poured edge. I'm not sure what pricing would be on this, but sounds like something that would keep the footing in.


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    Railroad ties were about $10 each, I paid to have them delivered. Where in VA are you? I got mine through the Farmers Co-Op.

    Difficult to move is what you want.

    Then you get into really expensive, pressure treated 6"x6" posts.

    I have a feeling concrete is going to be even more, but it would last!



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    I am in Fredericksburg. I have a Coop about 30 min away. I checked their website but I forgot they don't list products. I can certainly call and ask about prices and delivery.

    I thought of landscape stones/bricks but they can be dislodged as well. I think by the time the trenches were dug, the forms placed, the concrete poured, and then the forms removed, the cost would be prohibitive. I bet it would look pretty, though.

    Thanks for the suggestions...



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    My arena is separate from my turnout so I planted a hedge with a small uphill swale in front of it.

    Maybe there is something unpalatable you could use?
    See those flying monkeys? They work for me.



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    What about landscape edging? It has to be staked into place, but you can get a 40' roll at home depot for around $20 with stakes. It's about 4-5" high on average.



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