Pine Meadows Arena Hire

Pine Meadows Arena Hire

30m X 60m arena with a lovely Combi-Ride Surface. Located in Stourbridge, West Midlands.

Operating as usual

Photos from Pine Meadows Arena Hire's post 01/08/2021

Fun Day 01-08-2021

Photos from Pine Meadows Arena Hire's post 01/08/2021

Our wonderful liveries will be having some fun in the school today 🥳🎊🥳

Timeline Photos 08/07/2021

Timeline Photos

ROADWORK - Some things to consider!

Many of you will be starting to get your horses fit with long-slow work. A good basis for increasing bone strength, muscular and cardiovascular fitness. Many of you will be using roads. Given the high prevalence of lameness and arthritic type injury/disease in horses here are some points to consider with respect to roadwork...

Roadwork results in forces on the hoof around 20x higher than working on good grass or artificial surfaces. A great deal of this is absorbed by the hoof, fetlock and bones below the knee but may still lead to damage to joints. Firm wet sand is better than roads but still around 8x harder than good grass or good arena surface.

Roadwork DOES NOT "harden" or strengthen tendons

Roadwork DOES increase bone strength - but you only need a few minutes of trot to achieve this

Roadwork DOES contribute to joint/cartilage deterioration

Roadwork - No limit to walking! Trotting should be LIMITED to no more than 5 minutes per day, in my opinion

Working on very SOFT SURFACES increases the risk of soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament) injuries

Working on UNEVEN surfaces carries an increased risk of injury.

BAREFOOT horses are at a similar risk from roadwork as shod horse with respect to forces transmitted up the leg (the difference between shod and unshod is in how the force travels through the foot). With our current knowledge, there is no reason to conclude that barefoot horses are at a lower risk of concussive damage from roadwork (*see also below in postscript)

POSTSCRIPT

The original post was aimed at the HEALTHY, MATURE & UN-INJURED horse being brought back into work after a Winter break. Three points have been raised by a number of contributors so I thought some further clarification might be helpful.

(1) EXERCISE IN IMMATURE HORSES
There is evidence that increased controlled exercise can enhance tendon strength in young, musculo-skeletaly immature horses (horses less than approximately 2 years of age).

(2) ROADWORK IN THE REHABILITATION OF TENDON INJURIES
A few people have raised the issue of roadwork in the rehabilitation following tendon injury so it may help to clarify this area. Exercise (of any kind) does not strengthen HEALTHY tendons in MATURE horses (horses >3 years of age). Exercise (of any kind) does result in PARTIAL repair of INJURED tendons. There is nothing special about roads - other than they (normally) provide a consistent, level and straight surface for controlled exercise which is essential for tendon rehabilitation. However, in rehabilitating your horses tendons with excessive amounts of roadwork you may well be damaging your horses joints significantly - which would be a consideration for horses with pre-existing joint disease. Also, although appropriate rehabilitation exercise promotes tendon repair (and in fact is essential for the tendon "fibres" to align properly), the evidence shows that the repaired tendon is:
a) not healthy normal tendon and contains scar tissue and tendon tissue with an abnormal structure;
b) is stiffer than before injury;
c) functions less well;
d) is more likely to be re-injured.

(3) HOOFBOOTS
There is very little in the way of controlled scientific studies on hoofboots. The one study I am aware of compared the forces at walk in horses either unshod or wearing a Soft Ride hoof boot (made in the USA). The peak forces were similar with the boot and when unshod but with the hoof boot there was a small but significant increase in stance phase of 7% (the time when the hoof is on the ground) and the deceleration of the hoof was longer. Both of these would be considered beneficial. However, it does not follow that the same benefits would occur at trot and or canter. In addition, boots that cause the foot to grip more strongly could prevent sliding along the ground and lead to higher deceleration and increased strains within the foot and fetlock. More work needed.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27111020

(4) BAREFOOT HORSES
The presence of shoes does not change the overall/total force on the limb (which is determined by the mass of the horse and the rider) which has to be dissipated by the elastic structures of the limb (tendon, ligament, joint). However metal shoes do cause greater vibration/concussion and detrimentally alter the kinematics of the stride. They also alter how the foot interacts with the ground and how the force is distributed throughout the foot (but not higher). Trotting on a road generates concussion and high peak forces in shod horses. These are lower in barefoot horses. However, a barefoot horse trotting on a road will still experience very high forces compared with say trotting on grass, although these will be less than for a shod horse. Bottom line. Just because a horse is barefoot doesn't mean its ok to do hours of roadwork at trot.

08/06/2021

Please make sure you read and understand the following if you are using the arena. Instructors doing clinics or lessons - please make your clients aware.

Pine Meadows Protocol for arena use:

Please follow current government Covid-19 guidelines & maintain social distancing at all times.
Do not arrive earlier than 30minutes before your booking time.
Max 1 helper per rider.
No haynets on yard.
No dogs.
No mounted riders outside of the school - mount your horse INSIDE the arena and dismount before exiting.
If hacking in, please dismount at the barn and wait by seating area until your time.
For clinics, do not enter the arena until your instructor is present.
Do pick up any droppings as soon as practically possible, do not ride over them into the surface.
All persons to wear appropriate safe clothing & footwear and riding hat of the current safety standard.
Practice safe handling and do not leave horses unattended.
When finished, please do not linger around the arena entrance or in the parking area.
All persons must be able to safely and competently carry out the activities they engage in and have adequate insurance cover for such activities.
No liability is accepted for any loss, damage, accident, injury or illness to horses, riders, or any other persons or property whatsoever.

03/06/2021

A massive well done to everyone who came to our dressage evening. It was lovely to see you all and we really hope you enjoyed yourselves!

I would like to thank the following for their help in making the event so successful.
Wych Bearings - for sponsoring the lovely rosettes - Placed rosettes will be forwarded to you shortly.
Chrissy O'Connor - for everything!
Karen Richardson - judge
Laura Bennett - writer
Sue Rogers & Amanda Maiden - for all your help on the evening; supporting the riders and keeping everything running smoothly and on time.

A massive well done to everyone who came to our dressage evening. It was lovely to see you all and we really hope you enjoyed yourselves!

I would like to thank the following for their help in making the event so successful.
Wych Bearings - for sponsoring the lovely rosettes - Placed rosettes will be forwarded to you shortly.
Chrissy O'Connor - for everything!
Karen Richardson - judge
Laura Bennett - writer
Sue Rogers & Amanda Maiden - for all your help on the evening; supporting the riders and keeping everything running smoothly and on time.

25/05/2021

Pine Meadows Dressage 2nd June 2021

Please see test times below.
Please be ready to warm up 15 minutes before your test time, you will be guided to the warm up area when it is your turn.
Do not arrive earlier than 20 minutes before your warm up time.
Please leave us with a large stamped addressed envelope for your test sheet and Rosette.

Pine Meadows Dressage 2nd June 2021

Please see test times below.
Please be ready to warm up 15 minutes before your test time, you will be guided to the warm up area when it is your turn.
Do not arrive earlier than 20 minutes before your warm up time.
Please leave us with a large stamped addressed envelope for your test sheet and Rosette.

04/04/2021
Photos from Claire Luke's post 04/04/2021

Photos from Claire Luke's post

Photos from Claire Luke's post 04/04/2021

Photos from Claire Luke's post

31/12/2020

Due to the change in Covid Tiers, we are now in Tier 4.
Regrettably, we will again be postponing our Dressage event that was arranged for 10th January 2021.
No new date has been decided yet but we are hopeful for next Spring 🤞
To request a refund if you have booked, please private message and provide your bank details.
Wishing everyone a very safe and Happy New Year xx

15/12/2020

Beautiful Rosettes for our Dressage on 10th January 2021. Which colour will you be taking home?
Message for entry form 🦄🦄🦄

Beautiful Rosettes for our Dressage on 10th January 2021. Which colour will you be taking home?
Message for entry form 🦄🦄🦄

12/12/2020

Flatwork/polework clinic
Wed 30th Dec
12 pm
Please pm to book or comment below

Photos from Equine Training Clinics and Fun Days's post 11/12/2020

Photos from Equine Training Clinics and Fun Days's post

20/10/2020

Another video of the Drill Ride last Saturday with Shelley Jennings
Next drill ride clinic at Pine Meadows is Sunday 1st November - scroll down to find the event by Panache Equestrian 🐴🐴🐴

Photos from Equine Training Clinics and Fun Days's post 19/10/2020

Popular clinics...... book early to reserve your place 🐴🐴🐴

Photos from Equine Training Clinics and Fun Days's post 18/10/2020

Today’s clinic - group 2 🐴🐴🐴

Photos from Equine Training Clinics and Fun Days's post 18/10/2020

Today’s clinic 🐴🐴🐴

17/10/2020

Drill Ride Clinic with Shelley Jennings from Panache Equestrian today..... Would definitely recommend if you want to try something new and have fun doing it, suitable for riders and horses of all abilities.
More clinic dates will be posted soon 🐴🐴🐴
Lovely to meet everyone today 😊

14/10/2020

🌟🌟🌟 Forthcoming Event 🌟🌟🌟

Dressage at Pine Meadows
Saturday 28th November

2 x Walk & Trot Tests - Intro A and Intro B
1 x Prelim 1 Test

💐 Rosettes for all 💐

Details of how to enter to follow, watch this space!

N.B Arena will be set out from the 21st November and available for hire for anyone wishing to practice.

02/10/2020

🌟🌟 Flatwork Clinic with Nicky Southall 🌟🌟

Saturday 10th October 11.30 - 2.30

If interested please contact jacqui at Bewdley Bridle Club on 07855 861455

Photos from Pine Meadows Arena Hire's post 26/09/2020

Some pics of Patsy Pike’s fun clinic today🐴🐴🐴

Photos from Equine Training Clinics and Fun Days's post 13/09/2020

Photos from Equine Training Clinics and Fun Days's post

Photos from Equine Training Clinics and Fun Days's post 13/09/2020

Photos from Equine Training Clinics and Fun Days's post

15/08/2020

Please comment on the original post if you would be interested in attending clinics with Lisa Randle, fantastic fun instructor 🐴🐴🐴

15/08/2020

👀New events added 13th September at Pine Meadows Arena Hire❗❗

1pm Novice Flatwork And Polework Clinic ~ Everyone welcome, all abilities catered for, 1 hour £25. £10 deposit paid via PayPal or bank transfer at time of booking, £15 payable on the day

2.15pm Low level Jumping/Crosspole Clinic ~open to the seasoned showjumper or the total novice, fab fun session, 1 hour £25. £10 deposit paid via PayPal or bank transfer at time of booking, £15 payable on the day

Please message to book or for more information 🐴🐎

03/08/2020

A couple of spaces left for this fun no pressure clinic..... book now! don’t miss out!

Sunday 9th August, 2 places still available at 2.15pm at Pine Meadows Stourbridge DY76PJ.
Raised Polework Clinic, £25 per horse. Come and join us for a fun session, check out the page for previous clinics, we always have the best times 🐴🐎

30/07/2020
30/07/2020
30/07/2020
Photos from Pine Meadows Arena Hire's post 30/07/2020

Today we had the pleasure of hosting Sugarloaf Equestrian Centre...... and it truly was a pleasure!
What a fantastic group of kids all supporting and encouraging each other, they and the parents and coach and helpers were amazing, you should all be so proud of yourselves and each other.
Thank you all for coming and I can’t wait to have you here again soon ###

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