Equestrians - Horse Arenas

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Crushed Shell - A great base for horse lessons, jumping and dressage on Horse Arenas

Choosing the right base for a Horse Arena is important. Crushed Mussel Shell is the perfect solution as it packs down well and lasts for a long time.

Shell consists of lime and other trace elements such as calcium.
The natural process of weathering means colour bleaches out over time, leaving a nice white shell and is odourless.


Traditional sand arenas that are used often are usually made too deep for correct bio mechanics of the horse's limbs and can be the cause of many problems for the horse from tendon and ligament issues to back strain.
Latest research coming out of America suggests surfaces that the horse travels over rather than through are far superior for correct functioning of the joints and ligaments of the limb plus the muscles of the hind end and lumbar region. The International Lameness Conference in Colorado, USA, has given information and seminars about this.
Shell gives the ideal surface as it is easy care, reduces concussion and provides an excellent non slip surface whilst giving support to the hoof without giving way.

From the Horse's (owner) mouth - Sarah Cornwall

                                           "I have had my crushed ocean shell arena down for two years now and it’s such a joy to ride on. The horses track across the surface (even when still in large shell form) rather than through like they would with sand. The horses don’t stumble or trip and it provides a cushioning ride so less stress on their joints.

                                   I find the ocean shell doesn’t need as much grooming as a sand arena does and maintains a more even surface for longer. The shell even when broken down doesn’t blow away in gale winds and there is far less dust coming off the surface, so horse and riders are not inhaling or being covered in dust.

                                   Wholesale Landscapes provided an excellent service, very professional and easy to deal. Would highly recommend them and using Ocean Shell as an alternative arena surface to straight sand or sand/rubber mix.” - Sarah Cornwall
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A good solid base required.  This one is well drained and flat.
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Solid cover of shell - 100mm recommended.
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"Recently, we have purchased shell from your company to surface our round training yard, and also our 40 x 40m riding arena which we use for both dressage and jumping. We have found this surface to be durable, have excellent footing for the horses and gives the ideal balance between being non-slip, and having sufficient concussion absorption, without being too deep and causing unnecessary strain on tendons, muscles and ligaments.
 We have recommended this surface to several of our friends and associates, one of which has installed a shell arena already and two others are planning to do the same."


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