Ensuring healthy horses by creating ideal running surfaces
The ideal footing promotes healthy horses and makes work easier
Access to a horse-friendly arena without mud provides the ideal basis for horses to get ample exercise and practice their natural behaviour, namely playing and rolling. Besides the importance of the footing structure which horses require, the Active Stable owner should be aware from the outset that the cleaning and maintenance of horses can be done simply and efficiently. Trying to cut corners on this often proves to be a false economy, with subsequent improvements costing double, if not triple the original amount.
With individually tailored planning to create the correct footing conditions, in tandem with the HIT Active Stable customised drain grids and perforated mats, the foundations for a long-lasting and reliable footing can be laid from the outset.
The HIT UNIVERSAL PLUS drain grids drain the ground effectively and more efficiently than conventional paddock grids due to the integrated cross-drainage culverts and are widely used in horse arenas with sandy riding surfaces. They are excellent in providing suitable footing in rolling and playing areas in particular. Due to its sophisticated design with its functional benefits, the UNIVERSAL PLUS grid is significantly lighter in weight than traditional designs. This not only lowers the price, but also greatly reduces the transport costs.
In contrast the HIT ACTIVE TRAIL perforated mats are suitable for areas where it is important to create a ground surface which is particularly slip-resistant and simultaneously easy to clean. Rather than covering the roughage feeding area or marketplace with paving stones or concrete, HIT ACTIVE TRAIL perforated mats have been increasingly used for the footing in horse arenas over the last few years. The surface of the mats is considerably less slippery than concrete surfaces, while still being just as easy to remove using machinery (such as a Hoftrac with a rubber blade or broom). As the name suggests, HIT ACTIVE TRAIL perforated mats are also suitable for all types of trail footing and are now being successfully installed everywhere, from even-surfaced trail ways to slopes, equestrian stairs and water crossings.