Quick note: People ride because they love it. Intentions are always good, so try to be kind and understanding if errors are made.
Always wear a helmet
Even if you aren’t riding. If you step into the arena, you need to have a helmet on.
Mount outside the arena or in the very middle
Otherwise, you risk getting in everyone’s way – which is dangerous. This is the same for making adjustments to your stirrups etc.
Ride in the direction of the other horses
Don’t ride against the flow, it will make things more difficult for everyone.
Close the gate behind you
Don’t leave any gaps open through which horses could escape.
Let faster horses/riders travel on the outside of the track
Fast outside, slower inside. This helps things flow best.
Don’t leave horses unattended
Sharing an indoor requires everyone to be aware and cautious of their horses at all times.
Announce your intentions
If you’re about to pass someone from behind, say ‘passing on your left’. Do this for all actions that it would benefit others to know.
Maintain a horse length from the horse in front of you
This allows everyone time to react to anything unplanned.
Don’t talk over the rail
Doing this will put you in the way of other horses and riders. If you need to talk to your trainer, make sure you’re out of others’ path.
No dogs on the arena
This could spook other horses. Dogs can also get in the way of riders.
Give your commands quietly
Don’t shout or yell when commanding your horse. This makes the arena more difficult for everyone to enjoy.
Clean up afterwards
Make sure that any mess you’ve made is cleaned up when your session is over.
Warm of any loud noises
If you’re going to do something you know will cause a loud noise, let others know. A loud sliding door could spook other horses.
Read more: 16 equestrian tips and tricks
Download: Dressage arena dimension sheet
Cost to Build A Grain Shed
Grain sheds can range from backyard structures to full-sized industrial grain sheds.
Prices vary by project. For an exact quote within 24 hours, send a message.
For a rough guide to what you project might cost, read below:
Small Grain Sheds
Small grain sheds range in size up to 30m x 18m x 7.5m high.
Grain sheds like these are suitable for small farms.
Cost range: $50,000 – $74,000
Medium Grain Sheds
Medium grain sheds range in size up to 58m x 25m x 7.5m high.
Grain sheds like these can hold much larger quantities of grain.
Cost range: $74,000 – $200,000
Large Grain Sheds
Large grain sheds range in size up to 90m x 50m x 10m high.
Grain sheds like these are for large scale industrial projects.
Cost range: $200,000 – $1,000,000
You can see a map of our recent builds below. The markers are arranged by industry and can be filtered.
We spoke to Jim Riordan of Riordan Group about the grain sheds we built with him at Lara, near Geelong.