The fundamentals of the horse track or horse arena are quite simply two things: Horse(s) and the track. And of course, there are the riders, trainers, spectators, facility personal, and whoever else might have found their way in. But we digress. We’re here to talk about the truth of an untreated track that is being pounded on by the hooves of the mighty horse.
Horses stir up dust.
All equestrian facilities have the same problem.
Dust is much more than just a nuisance – it is a true, known health hazard that harms:
- the horse
- the rider
- the trainer
- facility personnel
- and any spectators that may be present
How do you combat this issue? Is your facility constantly under an umbrella of dust? Do you simply “add water” to the situation? Being mindful of not creating muddy terrain for the horse who needs ample footing in a given surface to perform at any high level?
There are many dust control agents on the market that you can gain access to and utilize as a working piece of the solution, but none of them have the track record of working as well or as long as ArenaKleen® – a solution we’ve worked tirelessly to perfect here at Global Environmental Solutions. Because when it comes to equestrian facility advancement the health of the physical building and terrain, horses, and humans need to be taken into all-encompassing consideration.
So we ask again, what are you doing to combat the issue of dust in your facility?
The most common answer/dust control agent is – as alluded to earlier – water.
Well, the simplest answer is, water comes at a very low cost. Sometimes (depending upon the source) it’s even free.
But is it?
Free is never free. There’s always a cost of some sort attributed to the notion of “free.” When it comes to utilizing water as a means of nullifying dust around an equestrian facility there exists a real cost…
What is that cost?
Well, it includes the following:
- Water has an extremely short lifespan (usually measured in hours)
- Repeated applications over and over and over again obviously increases labor significantly which is a cost
- The short lifespan means no consistency in the “feel” of the footing which is essential to a horse’s well-being and consistency of performance
- When water is applied at an application rate sufficient to completely control dust, the particles that make up the arena footing material actually become lubricated by the water, reducing shear and adversely impacting traction
- As the water rapidly evaporates the footing changes from lubricated/slippery, to just right (for a short period of time), to dry, loose, and dusty, causing feel changes to each horse – jeopardizing performance
- Poor arena footing condition can impact physical health of horses and humans which could be the cause for potential lawsuits if a grievance due to lackadaisical/half-hearted facility care is cited
ArenaKleen® is the best horse arena dust control product that safely, easily, for extended periods of time, eliminates the health hazards of dust. With ArenaKleen® dust suppressant, horses, riders and trainers can work safely and comfortably in the arena, stables, or anywhere dust is a problem.
With a single application of ArenaKleen® the footing feels dry but is never loose and dusty and shear is not reduced, so traction is retained, day after day, week after week, month after month – no water and constant consistency of feel and function.
Other horse arena dust control products just coat the dust particles; ArenaKleen® works differently. It’s formulated to absorb into each individual soil particle, meaning that soil particles remain in direct contact with each other, ensuring firm footing, no slipperiness and excellent traction with no stickiness, and thus no tracking.
For the health of your arena or track, overall facility and the lungs of all those taking in the air in the immediate space– trust ArenaKleen® and get back on the horse to healthy, bolstered riding – from casual riding to heated competitive showing or racing. With ArenaKleen® you’re in the winner’s circle every single time. Keep the water for the trough.