Poll Recap: Summer Arena Dust Control

Of the 299 respondents, 196 (66%) said they use a sprinkler or water to help control arena dust.

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A dusty riding arena is more than a frustration. It can also cause a host of respiratory problems for both horses and humans. So what is the best way to tackle the looming dust clouds? In last week’s online poll, we asked our readers what they use for arena dust control. More than 280 people responded, and we’ve tallied the results!

Of the 299 respondents, 196 (66%) said they use a sprinkler or water to help control arena dust. Another 42 individuals (14%) said they have low- or no-dust footing, and 13 people (4%) used an oil- or plant-based dust-control product on their arenas. The remaining 48 respondents (16%) said they used other methods for arena dust control.

Additionally, more than 40 people commented about how they manage dusty arenas:

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Jennifer Whittle, TheHorse.com Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master’s degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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