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ProTex Plus Arena FootingProTex Equestrian Arena Footing

ProTex Plus Arena Footing combines protection with performance! ProTex Plus is the newest innovation in equestrian footing by Premier Equestrian. It combines the superior cushioning quality of crumb rubber with the performance enhancing traction qualities of non-woven textiles. Designed for dressage, jumping, and all-purpose riding arenas, ProTex Plus Arena Footing delivers extraordinary cushion with maximum traction. Mix with sand for a footing that protects your horse from concussion related injury while increasing traction, reducing shear, and allowing your horse peak performance.

ProTex Plus Arena footing provides horses and riders with the best of both worlds as the proprietary formula revitalizes arenas. ProTex Plus helps lower the level of dust in the arena, provides substantial cushion and gives the horse and rider a traction bearing non-slip surface.

Non-woven textile material combined with high quality crumb rubber, give you a high performance surface at a fraction of the cost compared to competing products.

ProTex Plus can be added to your existing arena sand and improve the quality tremendously. For best results see tab: Recommended Sand or click here for sand quality and types of sand to determine if ProTex Plus horse arena footing is right for you.
Free Sand Analysis - Premier Equestrian will test your sand for free:
If you would like to verify that your existing sand or new sand will work with our products, please send 1 cup of well mixed sand to: Premier Equestrian , Attn: Mark Neihart, 8385 South, Allen Street, Suite 101, Sandy, UT 84070
or for questions email MarkNeihart@earthlink.net .

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Features
  • Resistant to compacting.
  • Easy to maintain, durable and long lasting.
  • Helps reduce dust. Stabilizes sand particles and protects sand particle from degradation.
  • Superior cushioning with good elasticity.
  • Gentle on the bare hoof (less horn abrasion).
  • Shear resistance delivers traction with additional stability.


  • Improves moisture retention (longer intervals between watering).
  • Holds moisture but also drains well.
  • Great for indoor arenas because of dust reduction and moisture retention qualities
  • A neutral NON-TOXIC, NON-ALLERGENIC material which will not affect either humans or animals
  • Pricing
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  • Testimonials
  • Recommended Sand
ProTex PLUS
Equine Arena Footing

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Parma Arena Groomer.  Arena Maintenance Equipment Need an arena groomer? The Parma is approved for use with our GGT footing - Click here.

We ship from many different plants around the country to minimize your freight costs.

Use this chart to calculate the cost for your area.
Width x Length = Square
Footage
x Cost per Foot = Total Price
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THE EFFECTS OF FOOTING

I
t is useful to compare the physical characteristics of different surfaces in relation to their effect on the horse's stride. Hard surfaces (concrete, asphalt, hard soil) have a high impact resistance and a high shear resistance. Consequently, the limbs are subjected to considerable concussion, and the toe is unable to penetrate the surface, which produces high loads in the navicular region in the terminal stance phase.

Sand has a somewhat lower impact resistance than hard soil, combined with a low shear resistance which allows the toe to penetrate deeply. However, deep sand tends to give way resulting in a loss of traction. Since horses must use a greater muscular effort to overcome the tendency of the sand to give way, the working heart rate will be up to 50% higher on deep sand. This is why sand is so tiring for the horse to work on.

ProTex Equine Footing, textile and rubber blend.
ProTex Plus™ Equine Arena Footing
Amendments, such as textiles and fibers, are added to sand to improve the properties as a riding surface. ProTex Plus combines shredded textile, which stabilizes the sand particles and mimics the effect of the rooting system of turf thus stabilizing the surrounding soil particles, with the impact reduction and cushioning effects of crumb rubber.

Parma Arena Groomer.  Arena Maintenance Equipment Need an arena groomer? The Parma is approved for use with our GGT footing - Click here.

Dear Premier Equestrian

I love, love, love my new ProTex Plus footing, as does everyone who has ridden on it, including three instructors. I have forwarded your information on to them and suggested that they all buy your footing. I am happy to tell everyone how they can have the best footing there is.

We have had some very windy days and even after the footing was not watered for several days the ProTex Plus did not move at all. It really has stayed exactly where we put it. My horses move so well in it, with no shearing or slipping. They feel so confident about where they put their feet. It has such a cushy feeling yet good support. I even like walking around out there by myself!! I put on a little Argentine tango music and go to town.

ProTex textile and rubber equine footing.
Even after the arena was not watered for a couple of weeks while we were away, there was only minimal dust and only in the area where the sun was beating down on it. I want to thank you again for all your help and I hope that we can see you both again. It was great getting to know you. You can also have anyone e-mail me or call me if they have questions.

Your friend and very satisfied customer,
Cindy

Read more testimonials about our arena footing, dressage arenas and more...

Type of Sand
The best sand to use is silica sand. Silica sand is very hard and will not degrade easily. Check with your quarry to see what is available to you.

Particle Size
You will want the particles be fine to very fine -with at least five seive sizes ranging between an (ASTM) #60 sieve (.250 mm) and an #200 sieve (.075 mm). Ask your gravel pit or quarry to give you a sieve analysis, which should always be available for the types of sands they sell. This will help you to determine the specific particle size of each type of sand.

Particle Shape
The third part of this equation is the shape of the sand particle which works best if it is a sub-angular shape. However, because silica sands are formed from erosion, most silica sand will be a round to sub-angular sand particle. It is ok to use a very fine round particle but you may want to have a small amount of sub-angular particles added to the sand to help with stability. The sand should also be well graded: meaning that all the sand particles should not be the same size. Most gravel pits will mix different sands for you so that you can get a variety of grades, shapes, and sizes.

Mixing ProTex Plus with Sand
The two major factors in getting the ProTex to blend and perform correctly are:

  1. Water - (Do you have access to water?
  2. Arena maintenance equipment - We recommend a Parma which can be found at this link.

    http://www.dressagearena.net/pages/parmaharrower.html

    This type of equipment The Parma will easily blend and maintain your footing. The Parma Arena Groomer can be easily pulled with an ATV or lawn tractor.
ProTex Footing is a wonderful amendment to sand and the improvement in the performance of your horse will amaze you. We also offer free consultation when purchasing your footing through Premier Equestrian and are happy to answer any questions you might have.