Laying The Riding Surface
Now all your bags are in place it is time to start laying your new riding surface.
Simply slice open or tip over each bag and safely lift away the bag using a machine (forklift, telehandler, excavator etc), leaving behind the riding surface in a pile.
Hand Laying: If you are feeling full of energy you may be laying the riding surface by hand. Evenly rake out the surface in all directions, taking care to make sure than you have a uniform depth throughout the arena.
Excavator: Many people hire an excavator with driver for the day, which is the most efficient and easiest way to lay the riding surface. An excavator does not get tired and with broader strokes of the machine arm can be easier to evenly spread the surface, not to mention it’s a lot less effort to knock out the larger piles of the surface using a machine!