Maintaining Your Arena
Whilst we all like to boast of ‘low maintenance’ arena surfaces, ALL arenas need to be well maintained to keep the optimal riding surface. Assuming it's installed correctly, our arena fibres are low maintenance, but what maintenance is actually required?
How often you carry out arena maintenance depends on how many horses use the surface and what you’re using it for. If you’re riding hard on it, for example, regular show jumping without moving the jumps around, it’s fairly obvious that landing areas and turning areas will show some movement in the surface. Our fibres help you ‘ride on top’ of the surface and do help prevent movement of the surface, but some surface movement cannot be eliminated.
The key is to keep the arena surface well cared for before it shows too much movement. Endurance recommends using a maintenance harrow, with harrow tynes & compacting rollers, attached to either an ATV/UTC or tractor. Pay attention to well-ridden tracks and landing areas.
A constituent material in Endurance Fibre is Nylon, important for moisture retention in our fibres, during extended spells of dry hot weather the arena will need to be watered, a bowser with a pump is ideal for this or as an alternative a water sprinkler, if using a sprinkler and to achieve the best result, this is best done in the evening or early morning.
Regular maintenance is quick and easy, and ensures the surface gives optimal performance.