The Million Dollar Question: which is better...synthetic or natural arena footing?
The answer is really both! The fact of the matter is that depending on your specific needs, disciplines and variables, either one could be the best footing for you.
A wide range of variables play a part in determining what kind of footing is best suited for your needs. For over 30 years, we have built natural footing arenas for all disciplines and have become known as the world's leading experts in arena footing. At Kiser we source local materials for each unique arena and create the perfect base and a riding surface that has the shear strength, cushion, rebound and reaction needed for the horse's footfall.
Synthetic additives are a crucial addition to footing for practice and showing at all levels in the English disciplines. At Kiser we make it a priority to constantly test synthetic additives in order to provide our versatile client base alternative options and better footing solutions.
So, whether a synthetic or natural footing arena is best for your needs, you can trust on the expertise of Kiser Arena Specialists to help discover what footing is going to keep your horses sound and performing to their maximum ability!
Even the best natural or synthetic materials can perform poorly without proper moisture & maintenance:
Proper Moisture Content
Footing with a proper moisture content of 4-7% keeps all materials (whether natural or synthetic) from separating and preserves the high performance and safety qualities you require!
World-class arenas are a combination of the right materials, detailed planning, solid construction, and a tailored maintenance plan.