Owning a racehorse can be rewarding, especially if your horse earns awards. Before any awards, however, make sure you care for it properly. Just like other animals, horses need a place where they can sleep and rest.
You also need to train them in an arena. Building a horse arena is an expensive investment, though. As much as possible, you do not want to commit any mistakes. It is important to plan every detail.
Some people create a horse arena just for the sake of having one and end up doing frequent maintenance and repair, which costs more than what they spent on the construction. Before doing anything, remember these tips:
Avoid location that has drainage issues
Inspect the quality of the soil and the layer of footing to find any drainage issues. Make sure to get advice from the experts regarding arena footing, because this can affect the performance of your horse.
Avoid using low-quality materials
Building a horse arena requires transportation equipment, heavy duty base materials, structural steels, concrete and many more. Do some research regarding the prices in the local stores. Cheap, low-quality materials might work temporarily, but using them might lead to bigger problems in the future.
ABC Sheds also recommends hiring the experts to build the arena for you. Builders use quality materials, so you do not have to worry about that aspect.
Maintain the arena. Poor maintenance and footing can worsen the condition of the arena—and the horse itself. Spending on regular maintenance is better than spending for the damages because of negligence.
An arena helps you train your horse. With an indoor arena, train your horse regardless of the weather outside. You do not need to build the arena yourself, but if you do, make sure to keep your horse’s health conditions in mind.