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ECORASTER [HoofGrid?] Equestrian Agricultural "No More Mud, Ever!" Footing and Flooring: Used for Paddocks, Arena and Round Pen footing and flooring, Turnouts, Stables, loading areas
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Equestrian Applications  
Read an article written about the use of ECO-TERR in Europe for horse paddocks, dry lots, turnouts, and barns.

© 2005 Mark Rector at www.horsesense.ws

Permanent Paddock Solutions
For muddy grounds or grass || Indoors or Outdoors || Arenas and Round Pens || Paddocks and Turnouts || Barns and Aisles || Loading and Washing Areas || Driveways and Parking – Grass or Gravel || Ramp or Slope Soil Stabilization || Terra-forming || Landscaping || Grass protection from traffic damage
Usable arenas, paddocks and turnouts 365 days a year.

The original equestrian grid system permanently solves your muddy paddocks problems.
The most successful soil stabilization system in Europe, widely tested and applied worldwide for years, is now available to the American livestock and equine industries.
How it works . . .          
Load-bearing capacity: up to 70,000 lbs. per square foot.: Working on the ‘snowshoe principle,’ the grids disperse the weight of the stock over a larger surface area (effectively, 689 square inches for a four-legged animal).

How strong was that?
During installation, maintenance, or normal usage – earthmoving equipment, tractors, steamrollers or fully loaded dump trucks may be driven on top of the ECORASTER grids.
Because the entire ECORASTER systems interlocks, for the horse or steer to sink into the mud, theoretically it would need to weigh about 160,000 lbs. or more.

The result . . .     
Permanently retire from your paddock improvement career, and forever forget the ‘spread 6-12 inches of gravel and replace regularly’ system.
The grids permanently separate the top layer from the ground sub-base, preventing intermingling of the layers.  In many conditions, no foundation work is required.  In the rest, much less stone is required, and never needs replaced!

Ecoraster e-40 or Ecoraster e-50?

For most equestrian applications the standard ecoraster e-40 is sufficient.
Some climates may require ecoraster e-50.
In those cases requiring heavy-duty grids, the extra cost per units is often offset by the decreased: foundation work (sub-base), top layer and maintenance requirements.
Strong and FLEXIBLE!  The German ORIGINAL...
Manufactured from Post-Consumer Recycled Content reinforced PE (Polyethylene).  
This is not the fracture-prone, substandard HDPE grid systems previously familiar to some in the USA.
It is able to withstand climate extremes from minus 58° to +194° Fahrenheit while remaining flexible.

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Below is provided for illustation purposes only, specific design/execution depends upon your local usage, goals, soil types and ground conditions, and so forth ...
Year-round outdoor performance cowhorse riding or training arena construction.