Rubber mulch has been growing in use. You can find it on playgrounds and in landscaped areas. The same rubber mulch that prevents weeds and prevents childhood falls is also a frend to the equestrian.
Horseriders suffer many falls, minor and major, that can be made softer with the addition of rubber mulch in equestrian areas. Horses, too, can feel the difference when they have the cushioning of rubber mulch under their feet
Rubber mulch does not decay like natural mulch. Unlike natural mulch, rubber mulch does not produce endless quantities of dirt, bark and even twigs. Rubber mulch does not allow water to pool. Natural mulch, of course, often produces muddy pools after a rain and remains wet long after a wash-down. Rubber mulch allows water to wash through. It dries quickly and provides a slip-free, cushioned surface for horse and rider.
On playgrounds, this rubber mulch is highly valued for its safety. The fall zone for a children’s playground or a horse rider on a course is very similar. Rubber mulch creates a safety cushion for riders who are thrown or children who lose their footing. Without this safety zone, the chances of a minor fall creating a major inury rise dramatically.
In landscaping areas, mulch provides a hedge against weeds. Furthermore, it looks good and washes off to continue to look good. Equestrian center managers also value these features of rubber mulch. It is fantastic to have a flooring that can ensure the safety of an equestrian’s footing. At the same time it prevents the build-up of weeds, water or mud. The manager can use their people power to take care of the horses and stalls instead of the areas used by the equestrians.
Rubber mulch is a superior produce in every aspect of safety and convenience.