h is fast becoming a welcome alternative for playground and gardening surface needs. To sweeten the deal, this innovative result of recycling old tires also serves other purposes. One of them is to line the surface of horse arenas.
Since it’s a relatively new concept in horse racing and training, many are understandably reluctant to try out rubber as equestrian infill. Here are a few good reasons for you to consider using recycled rubber for your horse arena.
Improves overall performance for horses
Because rubber is inherently springy, it offers much-needed shock absorption for your horses’ hooves and legs. This means less injuries and overall improved performance and higher endurance for riding or dressage training. If you’re a rider, it means reduced strain on your back, neck, and legs, as well. The rubber infill can protect the rider in case of a fall. It also provides better traction, so horses don’t slip on wet surfaces.
Requires less maintenance than other infill materials
Rubber does not encourage the growth of fungi. It also won’t attract insects that can bother your horses, unlike organic infills. Since it doesn’t absorb water, you won’t need to deal with muddy or frozen surfaces after it rains; the water simply passes through the rubber straight to the ground below it. You also won’t have dust typically associated with organic horse arena footing.
Durable and cost-effective
Rubber lasts a long time, so you can rest assured that your horse arena will look good for years to come as the first time you’ve installed it. It lasts a lifetime and is easy to install. With its low maintenance quality, you will be able to save money because you won’t need extra staff or peripherals to keep it in tip-top shape.
Safe to use
Another major cause for concern from horse trainers is the possible presence of steel wires in rubber infill. Steel bands, after all, are part of rubber tires. However, tried-and-tested rubber mulch manufacturers such as Surefoot™ Equestrian Arena Footing use an advanced magnetic separation method that eliminates the presence of metal content from the rubber. This ensures a safe and sturdy product for your equestrian infill needs.