Riding in a full sized dressage arena is a delight that most riders need to savour on the special competition days that give them the chance to step into the arena with their horse.
But setting up your own dressage arena is relatively simple. We’ve put together a dimension sheet that will help you set up an arena in your backyard.
Or, if you’re considering building your own dressage arena, you can get a quote with us by calling 1300 955 630 or lodging a quote on our homepage.
Our Top 6 Shed Designs
Our sheds are wide and varied, covering a range of different purposes.
And for every purpose, there’s a design, including custom-designed sheds.
Below, we’ve included 6 of our top shed designs.
The American Barn
The American barn is a real eye-catcher. The raised centre will make this shed stand out against the rest. It’s also a great way for maximising internal space and bringing in natural light, perfect for a workshop.
Cost Range: $20,000 – $70,000
The Aussie Barn
An Australian style barn is slightly more modest & humble than its American counterpart. A simple roof makes this a very functional building, made for people who just need some space and don’t worry too much about impressing their neighbours.
Cost Range: $15,000 – $40,000
The 3-Door Garage
A 3-door garage is great for families storing their vehicles, but it’s also great for storage space if that’s all you need. The two-toned colourbond design looks fantastic.
Cost Range: $15,000 – $40,000
Some people won’t be parking vehicles in their building. In that case, a storage shed with some workshop space is a great option. The above shed has some glass roller doors, bringing in natural light and opening up the shed space inside.
Cost Range: $20,000 – $50,000
Looking for something a little bigger? A lot of our clients own farms and are looking for hay storage space. An open-sided hay shed is perfect for this.
Cost Range: $10,000 – $150,000
If you feel like embarking on a bigger project, some of our most beautiful builds have been habitable dwelling frames. Our clients often work with their own architects to produce fantastic spaces like the one above, a bed and breakfast in Mt Buffalo.
Cost Range: $20,000 – $100,000
15 Ways To Show Your Horse You Love Them
One – Take them on a trail ride.
It’s very easy for horses to get a bored. A trail ride is a great way to keep them stimulated and relaxed. It’s also a great way to destress for the rider and it’s the perfect opportunity to bond.
Two – Scratch their favourite itch.
You’ve seen the ones they struggle to properly reach. Get in there and scratch it for them. They’ll love you for it.
Three – Condition their tail.
Get some tail conditioner and make sure everything it nice and untangled.
Four – Learn to massage your horse.
There are lessons all over the internet – develop a little massage routine for your horse. When you’re doing it, make sure you’re aware of how they’re reacting so you can avoid anything that makes them uncomfortable.
Five – Buy your treats in bulk.
That way you’ll get them cheaper and you’ll never run out.
Six – Keep your grooming equipment clean.
Brushes that are already filled with hair can irritate the skin. Let your horse know you love them by making grooming as nice and comfortable as possible.
Seven – Dry any sweat after taking their bridle off.
Sweat and dirt can get caught under a bridle and make things uncomfortable for your horse.
Eight – Grow some carrots at home for your horse to eat.
The best part? Watching them eat the greenery of the carrot. Carrots are super easy to grow.
Nine – Be hands-on.
The more you touch your horse, the more comfortable they will be around you and the more you can bond.
Ten – Get a stall toy.
A simple stall toy that releases treats will keep your horse from getting too bored when you’re away.
Eleven – Visit a local apple orchard.
A lot of orchards have left over or discarded apples. If you have a contact with an orchard, ask if you can visit to clean up these left overs. Your horse won’t mind if they’re a little bruised.
Twelve – Make sure your saddle fits well.
Get a saddle fitter to take a look – there would be nothing worse than having to ride wearing an ill-fitting saddle.
Thirteen – Talk to your horse.
A soothing tone of voice makes it easier for your horse to recognise you and be comfortable around you.
Fourteen – Schedule spare time.
The best way to build up a bond is just to have some quite time with your horse when you aren’t doing anything in particular. Just be together, take some time out and get used to being around each other.
Fifteen – Be the leader.
Horses are social and are most comfortable when they know who is in charge. Let your horse know that you’re taking care of things. You can do this by gently pushing against your horse, leading them and taking control. Horses bond strongest with others they admire. Be a leader for your horse.
To see out horse arenas, download our brochure.