Peppa Pig might be happy to jump in muddy puddles but most of us don’t because mud is the beginning of many problems.
One of the major reasons horses don’t get along with mud is because it is a breeding ground for insects such as Culliciodes (no-see-ums), filth flies, and mosquitoes. If they feed on the ground, a horse can ingest mud or sand with hay which can cause sand colic.
Other problems with mud include:
- Mud harbours bacteria, fungal organisms, and other pathogens which cause troubles such as abscesses, rain scald, or thrush.
- Standing in mud can lower an animal’s body temperature which causes unthriftiness (not growing healthily or strong enough), and even hypothermia.
- Mud is slick and an unsafe footing, especially for horses.
- Mud makes chore time more difficult and unpleasant.
- Mud can be damaging to the environment because the runoff of sediment can contaminate surface water and is detrimental to fish and aquatic wildlife when going into local ponds or rivers.
EquiGrids permanently eliminates mud!
The EquiGrids Paving Solution
Works like a snowshoe where the grid disperses load over a larger surface area, thus preventing soil compaction. Less soil compaction results in improved water drainage.
EquiGrids paving also separates the footing aggregate from the sub-base and further improving drainage, making it virtually maintenance-free.
The toughness and durability of the grid will withstand the toughest of environmental conditions for years to come.
EquiGrids is perfectly suited to all equestrian applications as either a temporary or permanent ground reinforcement. It is used to reinforce the surface of paddocks, pens, arenas, and other high-traffic areas to improve drainage and prevent mud and damage to the ground. Once laid, the grid can be filled with stone, earth, seeded or just about any footing material, providing excellent prevention from erosion.