Equine Arena Handbook : An in-depth Guide to Arenas and Running Surfaces

ISBN-10: 1577790979

ISBN-13: 9781577790976

Edition: 2009

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Alpine Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Prefacep. viii
A New Challenge for the Horse Industryp. 1
Soil Essentialsp. 5
Fundamentals
Problems with Poorly Suited Materials
Sources of Assistance
Additional On-Site Concerns
Variability of Soils
Additional Comments
Arena Floor Basicsp. 13
The Footing
The Base
The Sub-Base
Additional Comments
Sandp. 21
Definition
Mineralogy of Sands
Shape of Sand Grains
Size of Sand Particles
Particle-Size Distribution
Sand Performance
Buying Sand
Weight and Volume of Sand
Do Sands Wear Out?
Sands with Silt and Clay Content
Water-Holding Capacity of Sands and Other Soil Materials
Additional Comments
Dirtp. 31
Terminology
The Nature of Soil Materials
Additional Comments
Turf or Grass Surfacesp. 35
Turf Concepts
Soil-Plant Relationships
Soil Analysis
Site Analysis
Sodding versus Seeding
Maintenance
Additional Comments
Arena Conditionp. 47
Background
Resilience
Soil Strength
Depth/Thickness
Moisture Percentage
Texture/Particle-Size Distribution
Gravel Content
Drainage
Additional Comments
Dustp. 55
The Challenge
Arena Surfaces
Dust Control
Used Oil
Dealing with Dust
Contributing Factors to Dust Potential
Management Practices
Additional Comments
Your Water Resourcep. 65
The Water Picture
Optimum Use
Additional Comments
Hardnessp. 73
The Unseen Hazard
The Concern about Hardness
Measurement of Hardness
Causes
Dealing with Hardness
Additional Comments
Outdoor vs. Indoor Arenasp. 79
Site Selection
Managing the Elements: Sun, Wind, Snow
Round Pens
Additional Comments
Arena Maintenancep. 89
The Value of Maintenance
Soil Composition
Soil Texture
Tools of the Trade
The Use of the Drag
Selecting the Right Harrow
Special Considerations for Outdoor Arenas
Additional Comments
The Holistic Approach to Arena Managementp. 101
Know Your Starting Materials
Additional Comments
Footing Amendmentsp. 105
The What and Why of Amendments
Know Your Basic Problem
Some Simple Tests
Check Your Maintenance
Soil Amendments
Manure Managementp. 115
The Problem
Converting a Waste to a Resource
Factors in Site Selection
Uses of Compost
Additional Comments
Track and Fieldp. 119
Race Tracks
Eventing
Polo
Purchasing Landp. 123
The Laundry List
Weather Extremes or Climate Change?
Plan to Be a Good Neighbor
Additional Comments
Glossaryp. 131
Bibliographyp. 138
Reference Sourcesp. 140
About the Authorp. 141
Indexp. 143
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