What is a good size for a small riding arena?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Bec, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    My hubby and I decided that in order for my daughter to really learn, we need a riding ring. The area we have to work with is small so it can't be one of those big fancy show rings. It will be grass still and be used about once a week for my daughter's lesson.

    We measured out today a 50W X 100L Area and it seems like it would work well.

    Being that she is 5 and for a while is working on trotting and going over flat cavelettis, we thought that was a good size. If she ever gets to the point of jumping and stuff like that she would be taking lessons at a training farm.
     
  2. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    The sounds fine to me ,Heck will you build me one [​IMG]?
    oh and just wondering,do you have any pics of the pony/horse? I love me some ponies!!
     
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I do have some pics!!!

    This is her horse, Heather.
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    These are my 2 boys
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    And this is our naughty little mini, Kahlua
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  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Bec, I was wondering if you could show us some pics of your Delaware Blue hens and roo, from what I read they are very very rare. And you have some beautiful horses.
     
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  5. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Very,very,very pretty horses ! Luv the mini LOL
     
  6. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Sure Becky!
    Here is my roo, Caesar!
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    Here are some of my hens:
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  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Very good looking animals you have there, horses and chickens. The size of the riding ring will work fine.
     
  8. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Thank you...I was hoping that it would be big enough, but while we were out there, the horses were with us and it seemed plenty big! I can't wait!!
     
  9. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Your chickens are beautiful, too! Thanks for the pics. I've never heard of this breed before, what color eggs do they lay?
     
  10. skirbo

    skirbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you could manage 66x131 ft you'd have the 'small' dressage arena and it sounds like you're planning on english riding so that's not a bad idea. And it's not much bigger than you're already thinking about.

    I would also suggest a round pen if you don't have one, since you're daughter is so young. Beautiful mare she has, too.

    Sarah
     

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