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  • Inflatable structures for horses?

    Someone is selling inflatable barns and arenas.
    Wonder if they may spring a leak?


  • #2
    I don’t think it ever been truly on the market.

    Their Website no longer work anyway.

    Me think it would have been a disaster waiting to happen. At least, there should have been some fencing all around to protect the structure.

    ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

    Originally posted by LauraKY
    I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
    HORSING mobile training app

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      #3
      Originally posted by alibi_18 View Post
      I don’t think it ever been truly on the market.

      Their Website no longer work anyway.

      Me think it would have been a disaster waiting to happen. At least, there should have been some fencing all around to protect the structure.
      I came across those pictures and was wondering how that was or would work.
      I even was wondering if that was photoshopped somehow.

      Interesting, just had not seen that before, wondered if others had.

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      • #4
        https://youtu.be/wkV5ji5vrP4

        Check their video.

        I still don’t think it’s a good idea with horses...
        ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

        Originally posted by LauraKY
        I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
        HORSING mobile training app

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        • #5
          It's a bouncy house for horsies!!!!

          What could possibly go wrong?????

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          • #6
            So many questions like how do you keep it from blowing away on a windy day? Do you deflate it when not in use and re-inflate when in use? Can you hear anyone talking inside while the blowers keep it inflated?

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            • #7
              On the plus side, when you get thrown into a wall, it won't hurt so much!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ThreeFigs View Post
                On the plus side, when you get thrown into a wall, it won't hurt so much!
                You might even bounce back into saddle!

                ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

                Originally posted by LauraKY
                I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
                HORSING mobile training app

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                  • #10
                    Huh. Laughing emojis are "unapproved"?

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                    • #11
                      I have a friend that told me about an inflatable arena she used to ride in where she grew up in Canada (many years ago). They would inflate it when using it and deflate it afterward. She had good things to say about it. Sounded like a bad idea to me...

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                      • #12
                        OMG! I'm just picturing our racehorse George, in one of those He'd have it deflated in minutes. He's such a goof. His favorite toy is a rubber chicken or any one who gets in reach. This would be too much fun!
                        ~~Some days are a total waste of makeup.~~

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                        • #13
                          These type of structures are used by the local YMCA's as covers for their pools in order to turn them into an indoor pool during the cold weather.

                          They haven't had any trouble with them blowing away, but I'm sure the deck of the pool was designed with anchors for the "bubble". I'm not sure whether it was the inflation system or the heating system that was so noisy, but you had to speak loudly to be heard from one side of a 4 lane pool to the other.

                          The biggest issue was being sure the bubble was completely dry before being stored. The YMCA's also contracted for the/a company to inflate/deflate the "bubble".

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                            Originally posted by jawa View Post
                            These type of structures are used by the local YMCA's as covers for their pools in order to turn them into an indoor pool during the cold weather.

                            They haven't had any trouble with them blowing away, but I'm sure the deck of the pool was designed with anchors for the "bubble". I'm not sure whether it was the inflation system or the heating system that was so noisy, but you had to speak loudly to be heard from one side of a 4 lane pool to the other.

                            The biggest issue was being sure the bubble was completely dry before being stored. The YMCA's also contracted for the/a company to inflate/deflate the "bubble".
                            That makes sense, then someone decided to see if they would sell for riding arenas?

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                            • #15
                              I would absolutely ride in that! No more bruising knees on kickboards while riding fractious horses, no problem getting thrown into the wall - shoot, I'd aim for it if I knew I was coming off. My aging body could use a soft place to land if I'm to continue riding babies and problem horses!
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                                One advantage, also a nuisance, you would air that every day when some were coming to ride, so you didn't have to tie it down that much, just don't inflate it when a storm is due.
                                Even just laying there, it could cover and protect the footing from the weather.

                                Nuisance because you would have to wait until it inflated to use it.

                                May still be a good trade-off for some.

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                                • #17
                                  I wonder how long it takes to inflate.
                                  Another (possible) bonus is that it may not require any permits since it isn’t a permanent structure.

                                  just thinking about it, I actually have seen these used before for other sports. If you look up ‘inflatable sports structure’ you get a bunch. These look much more stable than the one OP posted and since they are made for contact sports I would assume the material is pretty tough.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by StormyDay View Post
                                    I wonder how long it takes to inflate.
                                    Another (possible) bonus is that it may not require any permits since it isn’t a permanent structure.

                                    .
                                    here such an inflatable thing would fall into a temporary shelter thus have a maximum time period (I believe its is 30 days) .... but may be declared to require a fire marshal's approval (such as required for large meeting tents)

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                                    • #19
                                      It could work with an interior fence just inside the inflatable. That would keep the horses off the structure. They could use it like the pool Jawa wrote about. You could inflate to use as an indoor in the winter and deflate during warm weather to use the interior fence as a regular arena. Not sure how hard it would be to move during the deflated months, or if you are supposed to leave it there to collect bugs and grow mold. Also, it might not work so well in heavy snow. For some, it might be the only indoor arena they could afford.

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                                      • #20
                                        StormyDay from my memory, they close the pool for a week on either end of the time the structure is up. I think its a few days to unroll, check for issues, and attach it to the anchors. The other part of the time is spent inflating it. The same on the other end. Time to deflate, roll up and move. I'm pretty sure they stored it on the concrete pad during the summer that was at the edge of the YMCA building and the pool.

                                        I'm sure they must have power washed both sides to get rid of any funk that might have grown over the summer.

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