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Re: [RC] Round pen dirt/base? - Bob & Amber Roberts

>Geez... and you're complaining about it? We have to pay through the nose
>for any sand, much less beach quality. That's what I prefer for round
>pens as I use them to train my horses---- a lot softer to fall down on? ;-)

Several people have said this to me, however, this becomes a very soft, powdery sand and becomes extremely deep which is very hard on the horses' legs.  That's why I'm trying to find something to give it a little substance.

>Actually, as I use my pen for training purposes only (as most do, I
>believe), I don't ride the horses there for extended periods of time so
>I am not concerned about the deep sand effect over distance.

You make a good point here.  We are probably just going to do ground work in the round pen from now on, not riding.  So maybe it won't be a continuing problem for us.

> Can
>you ship a little of your excess over here???

Ha, ha, several people have already asked for it.

>It would sure be an
>improvement over our adobe clay, which is like cement in summer and
>goose snot in winter!

How descriptive, ha, ha.  I can just imagine what you must mean.

Thanks for the reply. 

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[RC] Round pen dirt/base?, Bob & Amber Roberts
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