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  1. #1
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    Default what is your favorite arena footing? (indoor)

    I know there have to be threads on this, but I figured I would ask again -with all the current options out there

    What is your favorite footing?

    Dressage barn- footing for the INDOOR- will regrade base once we pick a footing

    We are in Illinois- so VERY cold winters and HOT summers

    Any material/suggestions are welcome!

    thanks in advance!!
    T



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    If you have cold winters make sure you pick a footing that you can mix calcium chloride in to. I like the GGT footing but don't think you can mix the salt in.
    I have the footing suggested in the "underfoot" manual from the USDF. It's masonry sand, green sawdust and calcium chlor. I don't have to wet it down in the winter at all.
    "When you think you don't need a coach ...then you're in trouble" Don Imus 2012



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    We have a geotextile flooring and its absolutely great. My previous barn also had this footing and I noticed a lot less injuries, so when I had to move I made sure I would move to something with the same footing.



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    My favourite is Prowax. No idea if it would suit your climate or is even available there, but yes, my favourite



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    Personally, I like a coarse sand - easier to maintain, less expensive when you have to replace footing. But I have to maintain my own footing and pay for replacement footing - if it was on someone else's time and dollar, my answer might be different


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    One barn I was at had this fantastic rubber chip footing. It was great. I was at another with bluestone. And another with sand. I liked all of them.



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    We use a green sawdust, clay sand mix. Best footing I have ever ridden in.



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    1" bluestone dust on the base, compacted

    2" construction sand (angular sand0

    1" hard rock maple shavings.

    Mix the sand and shavings together, trying not to dig up the stonedust base.



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    the base is very important, thanks for the reminder sid. I have a 6 inch bluestone hard packed base
    "When you think you don't need a coach ...then you're in trouble" Don Imus 2012



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    My trainer has indoor footing from Attwood Equestrian Surfaces. I believe it is this product: http://www.equestriansurfaces.com/pinnacle.php

    It is DIVINE to ride on. Best footing, hands down, that I've ever seen.



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    I ride on pinnacle. Its awesome! It does take the horses some time to transition to it, especially if they are older.



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