When applied as top layer at both indoor and outdoor riding arenas, Genan rubber granules (ULTRA COARSE or MEGA COARSE rubber granulate) offer many advantages.
Only little maintenance is required, and the product life of the arena is long, as rubber granulate is extremely durable and withstands even rough weather conditions very well.
In comparison to riding arenas with either grass, sand or wood chip surfaces, conditions are far better on both rainy days and on days with temperatures below freezing. And on hot, dry days, dust nuisance is far less.
A top layer of recycled crumb rubber provides a resilient, shock-absorbing surface, offering less strain to joints and tendons and reducing hoof wear. And should the rider fall off, a softer landing is ensured on the elastic rubber layer.
Genan rubber granulate is suitable as top layer for both indoor and outdoor horse arenas (dressage and jumping), paddock, roundpen and walkers. The rubber granulate provides a resilient, shock-absorbing surface, offering less strain to joints and tendons – and reducing hoof wear. And should the rider fall off, a softer landing is ensured on the elastic rubber layer.
In comparison to horse arenas with either grass, sand or wood chip surfaces, conditions are far better on both rainy days and on days with temperatures below freezing, which makes rubber granulate perfect for outdoor arenas. Genan rubber granulate excels as the purest rubber granulate product on the market – being virtually dust-free and free from steel contamination. Furthermore, rubber granules withstand rough weather conditions better than both fibre and wood chip materials.
Climate-wise, horse arenas with rubber granulate also have great positive impact; yet, as is also the case in many other contexts, e.g. in connection with the handling of batteries and household plastics, there may be environmentally negative effects, if rubber granulate is not handled correctly.
It is thus important to ensure that the arena is constructed to help prevent the spreading of rubber granules in connection with both normal use and regular maintenance. Furthermore, a code of conduct should be made for users, so they know how to avoid spreading rubber granules when leaving the arena. As sustainability and climate-friendliness is all-important to Genan, we have made three different guides with our recommendations for the: • optimum construction of horse arenas, • optimum maintenance of horse arenas, and • proper and responsible behaviour on and around horse arenas.
If Genan’s recommendations for the construction and maintenance of horse arenas are followed, you can ensure that rubber granules remain inside the arena – and are not spread to nature.
RECOMMENDED CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
DOWNLOAD GENAN’S 3 SIMPLE GUIDES TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF – AS WELL AS BEHAVIOUR AROUND – HORSE ARENAS: