"The horses that are completely sound and pretty good movers
move even better, more freely, with more relaxation and longer
strides and suspension. Older and slightly
arthritic horses show an even more dramatic difference.
They move significantly better, because they feel so much more
Dressage Instructor, Competitor, Trainer, AHSA Dressage Judge,
USDF Certification Examiner, Snow Camp, NC
"Poor footing causes a dangerous, ongoing destruction of bones,
joints, and soft tissue. Your horse cannot stop this abuse on
its own. I made an investment in my horse's future; I chose
Rubber Mulch Arena Footing.
It's SURE - no slipping, cupping, or faltering. It's ALIVE -
my horse can spring and lift with ease. I don't feel the impact
of each stride in my back, anymore-imagine how the horse feels!"
AHSA judge and competitor in dressage for the USA
"Footing is crucial to the safety and well-being of the horse. Poor footing endangers soundness. Even acute problems such as a bowed tendon or strained suspensory can result from inadequate footing. Although veterinarians may claim that these issues can be dealt with immediately, often the real problem is the damaging effects of daily concussion, which did not become apparent until years of damage culminated in arthritis."
Hilary M. Clayton
BVMS, PhD, MRCVS, holder of the McPhail
Dressage chair in Equine Sports Medicine at Michigan State University