If you’re someone who owns, cares for and grooms horses, it’s also probable that you’d want a safe indoor space to ride them as well. Depending on where you live, riding your horse outdoors isn’t always a possibility so you’ll need to look for options that allow you to use an indoor space for it. There are a ew things that you’ll of course need to consider before you can have the perfect indoor riding arena, however. These will all be important in ensuring that your project turns out exactly the way you need it to.
One of the first considerations you’ll have to make for your steel riding arena is the space you choose to build on in the first place. It will be important for you to choose to building on higher ground so that any rainwater will flow away from it, and not into it. This will ensure that you have the best possible foundation for your structure, keeping it strong and firm. This foundation should be professionally laid to avoid any issues, complications or errors from occurring
While you might not give it too much though, the health of the horse’s feet is depending on the type of grounding and flooring you have inside your structure. It’s important that there is enough cushioning in the form of gravel and sand between the surface materials and where the horses need to walk or run. This will prevent you from potentially injuring the animals. Think of it in the same way you would with a gym or track for sprinters. The type of material on the ground can have an impact on not only the way you run or jog, but also the physical affects on your knees, joints and feet.
The great thing about steel buildings is how flexible they are and how large they’re able to be to suit your needs. Our steel structures go up to 200 feet wide and unlimited lengths, which is perfect for an indoor riding arena based on how much space you’re likely to need. The length is imperative, since you’ll need lots of space for the actual riding aspect. It will also be imperative that you consider the structure’s interior, and making sure there is proper ventilation and other extras that will keep the horses safe and unharmed. Think about adding plywood to the bottom edge of the walls so the horses aren’t hitting their hoofs directly onto steel – which can not only hurt the structure itself but the horse as well.
It will also be imperative to consider other additions that will make your indoor riding arena and functional as it can be. Think about extras lie sliding doors to make it easier for the horses to get in and out, loading and unload bay, stables and even a viewing area with seating for doing races inside your arena. There are plenty of extras that you can enjoy that are made that much easier with a prefab steel building.
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