KEEWAY Arena fibre makes it easier than ever to rejuvenate old, tired or lifeless arena surfaces without replacing the existing surface.
The risk of fatigue, physical exertion and injury dramatically increases when riding on an unstable equestrian surface. Adding KEEWAY Equestrian Fibre creates a root-like structure within the sand that binds the surface materials together, increasing stability and allowing the horse to travel freely over the surface rather than riding through it.
Sourced from Uk and European based Textile factories, it is a post-production fibre created
exclusively for our equestrian surfaces.
KEEWAY Equestrian Fibre is added to new or existing sand-based surfaces to improve elasticity, stability, and moisture retention.
Having a better understanding of how the horse moves and interacts with the ground, we can appreciate how important it is to select the right arena footing.
An ideal equestrian surface should allow the horse to transition safely and efficiently, through each phase of the stride, with no loss of momentum or energy. All riding arena surfaces possess distinct characteristics that help to determine how well the footing will perform when ridden on.
Every stride the horse takes is influenced by how the hoof interacts with the footing. All equestrian surfaces possess five key characteristics: firmness, cushioning, cupping, responsiveness and grip.
These characteristics, if not correctly balanced, can affect the overall performance of the horse and cause serious injuries to bones, tendons, and ligaments.
An ideal riding surface should provide enough firmness to support the horse during all three phases of the stride, whilst also being soft enough to absorb and disperse impact shock. The surface should also ‘cup’ the hoof correctly on loading, actively return energy back to the horse and provide enough grip to prevent slips and falls.