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  1. #1
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    Default Manufactured portable arena for training

    I am looking for reviews of manufactured portable arenas.

    I'm in a situation where I share an arena with jumpers and need to be able to put up and take down a short dressage court.

    I've been looking at manufactured models because I don't want to use chain and they look easiest to move.

    I was looking at this one and thought it looked pretty easy to move and stack and has enough substance to give a young horse support

    Has anyone had experience with it?

    http://www.dressagearenas.com/arena_master.php

    How about others?
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    Just remember what a pain it can be to set up/take down an entire arena. How often will you be moving it?

    No comment on the link you posted, as I've never ridden in one like that. My barn has something like this, although I'm unsure if this is the same brand, etc.: http://www.doversaddlery.com/burlngh...60/p/X1-27334/ The rails just set on top and the supports stack quite well. It's relatively fool-proof and makes for a pretty accurate arena, even if you don't pull out the measuring tapes and an army of people to help. My young horse is either really smart or really dumb, but either way he seems to be fine with the concept of staying in the arena and holding against the side of it as if he couldn't just knock it over if he wanted to. We leave it set up through the show season, but it is exceptionally easy to move if need be.



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    Looks very much like the one used at Dressage for the Cure last weekend...



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    I'm pretty sure that I can keep one long side up for a reasonably long time.
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