Does anyone use their dry lot as a riding area? Right now, I have a 90x 30 screenings dry lot behind my barn. One horse and two ponies have free access from the barn, through the dry lot, to the pasture. I will be splitting the 3 acer pasture into three smaller pastures and I have an opportunity to expand the dry lot during this time.
I just ride for fun in my pastures and on trails. But this expanded dry lot would be convenient to ride in when the footing is muddy and I could ride after work in the winter.
I’m thinking that expanding to 60’ wide would be enough space. My question is, do people do this set up? And if so, what do you do to maintain the footing? Do you add anything to the screenings to make it softer?