We sell premium horse arena sand products that come from ancient alluvial sand deposits, not crushed rock or manufactured sands. Not all sand is really sand, a lot of sand materials are wash rock fines, these will compact down into very hard surfaces. These sand materials have been washed clean of silt and soil. Sand colors vary by regional quarry considerations from white off-white to silver grey or to tan and with black granules. While the color of the sand may vary from region to region the character of the sand remains the same through standardized specifications for the production process regarding material size and washing of the sand. Washed arena and bedding sand also known technically as ASTM C-33 Sand, is a course sand by design and will meet these objectives of almost all horse area disciplines.
All arena sand materials we sell have been run through a sand washing system to remove silt and other impurities. This material has been used for hobby riders, horse stalls, and professional arenas. It is a looser footing due to the coarseness. It is also low dust material since the silt and fines have been washed out of the sand, this requires less maintenance. Also, it mixes well with an older worn out footing. Wash arena sand mixes well with footing amendments and additives such as Martin Collins products.