Salt Lake City, UT (November 6, 2017) - Premier
Equestrian is at it again - adding to its comprehensive lineup of innovative arena
products designed to make equestrians' and horses' lives easier, simpler, and
more hassle-free. This time, the company has tackled an age-old arena problem-
and offered up a brilliant solution that is at once simple, technologically
advanced, and surprisingly cost effective. The company has recently become the
United States distributor of WHOA DustTM, a scientifically formulated footing product
that decreases dust, retains moisture, and creates a firmer and more rideable
surface for any riding discipline.
Some dust can
actually be an important part of footing because it binds together the sand
particles, helping to create a less loose surface. However, too much dust is
not only a nuisance, but creates a slippery surface when wet and a very hard
dusty surface when dry which negatively affects the horse's biomechanics, and
can be hazardous for you and your horse's health.
"If you can water
your arena enough, minimal dust usually isn't an issue," explained Heidi Zorn,
President of Premier Equestrian. "But it becomes a problem if you can't water
enough or if the water dries up too quickly and creates excessive dust. Inhaling
small particles is never good for your horses, and it's also not good for you."
WHOA Dust provides a
simple solution to this problem by keeping the ideal amount of dust in the
footing while keeping excess dust out of the air- and, best of all, it's
completely biodegradable and environmentally friendly.
The product is made
of a polymer similar to the material that contact lenses are made of, and works
in an arena in a similar way. Just like a contact lens can absorb a huge amount
of moisture in the eye, the polymer in WHOA Dust absorbs a huge amount of water
in an arena, retains it, and then re-releases it into the surface over time. This
allows for a drastic decrease in the need for watering.
"You just have to
put a little light sprinkle on it periodically, depending on the climate, and
it will retain that moisture for a longer period of time," said Zorn.
Over time, the sand
particles in footing break down from horses' hoofs, tractors, and just plain
old degradation. Each time the footing particles break, little pieces eventually
become tiny dust particles small enough to become airborne.
"That's why old
surfaces that have been in a place for 20, 30, or 40 years are so dusty - the
horses' hooves have pulverized the footing into dust. WHOA Dust rejuvenates old
footing by binding those dust particles back together and keeping them from
floating up into the air. Binding the footing material together with the
polymer also keeps the footing from being slippery or wiggly."
So how does WHOA
Dust work? As Zorn explains, the product actually puts a coating on the fine
dust particles and gathers them together. "You can see the actual thread when
you look at it under a microscope. The polymer actually sews the little particles
together with that thread."
Applying WHOA Dust
to an arena so it can work its magic is surprisingly easy to do. The product
comes in granular form, and is applied in the same way that one would apply a
lawn fertilizer, with a fertilizer spreader. "It doesn't take much- for an
average sized dressage arena, about 10 pounds is all you will need," said Zorn.
"We recommend that you refresh it with two to three more pounds every six
Perfect for all
riding disciplines, WHOA Dust is an effective way to clear dust while adding
moisture and stability to an arena. To learn more about WHOA Dust and revamp a
riding arena with this advanced new product, visit https://premierequestrian.com/horse-arena-footing/whoa-dust.
also offers many other innovative footing solutions, attractive dressage arenas, revolutionary arena groomers,
and a wide variety of barn and rider accessories. For more information about
Premier Equestrian and its products, please call 1-800-611-6109 or visit www.PremierEquestrian.com.