Water Retention Additive
Premier Hydro-Keep is a safe, non-toxic chemical crystal that can reduce your arena watering by 50%! The crystal expands when wet, absorbing and retaining water. Over time as the soil dries, the crystal contracts, gradually releasing water and hydrating the surrounding area. As an added benefit, this continuous expansion and contraction reduces soil compaction.
- Retains water in your arena
- Reduce watering intervals
- Helps reduce dust
- Used indoors and outdoors
- Lasts up to three years
- Non-toxic and safe for horses
Research shows that Hydro-Keep super absorbent polymers can release up to 95% of the water absorbed, making it available for your surface. One pound of Hydro-Keep can absorb 40 gallons of tap water and 31 gallons of rain water. With an essentially neutral pH, Hydro-Keep will break down into nitrogen, carbon dioxide and water with no residual toxicity.
Hydro-Keep can be added to any of our other additives for enhanced moisture retention.
Enhancing Footing Additives
- Footing additives that enhance a specific quality in your existing arena surface
- Aid the performance of your sand
- For new arenas they will work best when mixed with the additive’s designated sand type
- Require lower maintenance
- Will work with most types of grooming equipment
Hydro-Keep Surface Characteristics
(.06¢ per square foot) Sold in 55 lb. bags. Each bag covers 6,900 square feet.
Free shipping in contiguous US
Use this calculator to get a price estimate. Individual consultation is suggested.
Footing Samples – Try it out first
Free Sand Analysis Report
Sand is the most important ingredient is your arena. Sand characteristics determine how footing additives will perform. We offer free sand testing to assure the footing you purchase from us will be effective and perform to your expectations. Our goal is to help you make an informed and educated decision about your riding arena footing purchase. We are here to guide you through the entire process. Our in-house soil engineer helps to determine the quality and compatibility of our customers’ sand. We offer one free sand report, additional sand analysis reports are $45 each.
How Arena Surfaces Affect Horse Biomechanics
Every stride is influenced by how the hoof interacts with the ground and the various qualities of the arena layers. An ideal arena surface allows horses to move efficiently, minimizes concussion, absorbs shock, provides support, and returns energy back to the horse. Watch this video to understand how different surfaces affect the biomechanics of the horse.
Premier Equestrian – Global Footing Experts
Official Footing Supplier of US Equestrian
“My dressage arena gets used constantly – and for everything, not just dressage. We jump, play and ride in there with several horses every day. I used to have to water it twice a day and even then it was dusty after a couple of hours with the dry Colorado air. Since mixing in Hydro-Keep, I water it every 3 – 4 days. That is just amazing to me. It is economical to use and it’s saving me a lot in tractor/equipment use and valuable water supplies.”Linda Parelli
Everyone has footing questions. We can help. It is relatively simple to improve your arena surface. We make it easy, as easy as it can be, with products and knowledge for various arena conditions and various sand. Call 800-611-6109 for a free consultation.
*Please Note: Premier Equestrian can guide you to find a footing solution suitable for you and your budget. However, unless you are contracting our consulting services, choosing the correct sand and mixing the product is your responsibility. Results can and will vary depending on what material is available in your area. If you choose to perform your own installation, which many people do, Premier Equestrian can not be and is not responsible or liable for your installation.
Sand Note: All our footings are designed to be mixed with sand. There are, however, significant variations in sand in each area. Not all sands are appropriate to use as footing for your equestrian arena. There are many factors you should consider in determining the appropriate sand, including, without limitation, your riding style, the number of horses using the ring and the duration of such ring use, watering capability for the ring, the status of any current existing footing materials, seasonal weather conditions, and whether you ride on an indoor or outdoor horse arena. Combining Master’s Blend Footing with the correct type and depth of sand is required in order to build a safe arena surface. Please choose properly sized arena sand based on your proposed use. Feel free to call and discuss your arena questions with one of our representatives today!