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The Most Consistent Footing on Earth
 
     
  Fibar for Indoor Arenas
 
     
 
 
East Farm, Kentucky
 
     
  Poor footing’s a sore point with most horses. Working a horse on suboptimal footing riding surface can hurt more than his performance. It can also do irreparable damage to his legs, feet or attitude.

A hard, rocky surface can give a horse splints, stone bruises, and bucked shins. A deep, cuppy surface could make a horse bow a tendon, strain a suspensory, or slip a stifle. And training every day on a surface that makes him uncomfortable may make a horse resent his job. After all, would you like to run, jump or dance if it hurt?
 
     
   
     
 

That’s why performance-oriented owners and trainers are switching to Fibar riding surfaces. Fibar is engineered to provide resilient, rock-free footing that stays useful under all weather conditions.

Veterinarians report that racehorses that train on Fibar surfaces suffer fewer injuries than on other surfaces. And training track managers say that even sore horses can train comfortably on Fibar. Whether your horses are sound and trying to stay that way or sore and trying to get better, they’ll put their best foot forward on Fibar.

To talk with a Fibar footing expert about your arena, contact us today.

 
     
     
  INDOOR INSTALLATION  
     
   
     
 

NEW CONSTRUCTION

  1. Have the contractor finish the base in a hard, rock-free material such as clay or stone dust and make sure it is well-compacted.
  2. Compact to better than 95% modified Proctor. Depending on the size of the arena, at least three (3) density tests should be made.
  3. Lightly harrow about ½" to roughen the compacted surface.
  4. Spread 1" manufactured, medium or coarse, angular, washed sand (not greater than 10% passing #100 screen and not greater than 2% passing a 200 screen.). DO NOT USE MORE SAND THAN RECOMMENDED. It may help to roll and dampen the sand before spreading the Fibar.
  5. Bring in Fibar and spread. Since Fibar® engineered wood fiber is a naturally fibrous material, there will be a variation in the amount the material will compact and settle when spread. As a general rule, if we deliver 3" loosely laid, allow for about 33% compaction giving a finished depth of about 2". This settling and knitting together is what makes Fibar wood fiber work!
  6. Water Fibar thoroughly using a misting type of spray nozzle. Make sure you apply enough water to get the entire surface, including the sand, damp.
  7. Smooth harrow with a piece of chain link fence.
  8. Keep the surface slightly damp, especially for the first few weeks.
  9. Smooth harrow regularly.
  10. NOTE: As with any newly-installed product, allowances should be made for a "break-in" period. The wood fiber needs time to knit together naturally and integrate with the layer of sand.

EXISTING FACILITY

In most cases, we suggest removal of the old footing, and, if necessary, re-grading and compacting the existing base. Then proceed at No. 3 above.

Note: The amount of Fibar used will depend on personal preference. For people who do a lot of jumping or advanced dressage, we suggest approximately 10 cubic yards for every 1,000 sq. ft.; i.e., 75 cubic yards for an arena 70’ x 140’. Some have used as little as
5 cubic yards for every 1,000 sq. ft. with good results; i.e., 50 cubic yards for an arena
70’ x 140’.

Click here for instructions on how to maintain your Fibar surface.

IMPORTANT

In accordance with standard design and construction practices, The Fibar Group, LLC recommends using the services of a qualified engineer or architect, who is familiar with local soil and climate conditions, to evaluate and interpret the above guidelines. Prior to delivery of materials such as crushed stone screenings, sand, etc., request a gradation analysis, which your engineer can interpret for you.

NOTE: Site visits are available where economically feasible. A fee plus travel expenses may be requested.

DISCLAIMER
THE ABOVE TECHNICAL ADVICE IS GIVEN GRATIS AND THE FIBAR GROUP, LLC ASSUMES NO OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY FOR THE ADVICE OR ASSISTANCE GIVEN OR RESULTS OBTAINED, ALL SUCH ADVICE OR ASSISTANCE BEING GIVEN AND
ACCEPTED AT BUYER’S RISK.

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