Close the Loop Company Recycling Tires for Riding Surface on National Day of the Horse

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Bringing the Cycle of Transportation Full Circle Through Recycling Tires

Close the Loop Rubber Mulch

Horse and Rider on Rubber Mulch Equestrian Footing made from Recycled Tires

They love the feeling of riding on rubber, the way it looks, feels like the horse is wearing tennis shoes, riding on a cloud, floating on air, bedroom slippers comfortable.

As some of you may know, today, December 13th, is recognized as the National Day of the Horse. Congress implemented this day of recognition for the phenomenal species just nine years ago in 2004, and rightly so, since this animal’s 55 million year long history is nothing short of remarkable. Throughout their early beginnings roaming the continents to life with the Native Americans to domestication by the Spanish and now to the present, these animals have remained a major element of human life.

In the past, horses were major contributors to the quality of human life. They would aid in farming and transportation of people and goods. Ultimately, horses played a practical role in human life.

Now, when one thinks of horses one may picture a racetrack or an arena full of daunting jumps and obstacles, or even possibly leisure riding. Yet, this practical role of horses is still eminent in the world today. Different cultures continue to farm with these animals as their primary source of power, and horses continue to be utilized as sources of transportation, despite the machinery that took the world by storm back in 1908 and replaced the horse forever- the automobile.

As the method of transportation shifted from horses to cars, the horse became more prone to involvement in leisure and entertainment activities rather than hard labor and practicality. This is why we may find a plethora of riding stables and horse arenas across our country today. Upon entering these arenas, what does one find covering the floors? Sand? Wood products? Stonedust? In honor of the National Day of the Horse, Close the Loop Company offers a new type of advantageous stable and arena footing material- rubber mulch from shredded tires and rubber pavers. The tires from the automobiles that replaced horses are now able to go back to these beautiful animals, bringing the cycle of transportation full circle.

Rubber mulch and rubber pavers provide horses with a cushioned, durable surface to walk, trot, and gallop on with ease. The rubber also tends to reduce glare and does not break down, which is a major advantage over wood products, which degrade and must be continuously replenished. Close the Loop Company also provides plastic fencing made entirely out of plastic milk jugs, which may be placed around grazing fields or corrals for horses and require minimal maintenance. "Many of our customers state they love the feeling of riding on rubber, the way it looks, feels like the horse is wearing tennis shoes, riding on a cloud, floating on air, bedroom slippers comfortable, are some of the comments we receive," stated Rita Lacey, owner of Close the Loop. For even more unique products made entirely out of recycled materials, visit

So please, join us in celebrating the National Day of the Horse and check out many wonderful horse friendly products made from recycled materials with these magnificent animals in mind.

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Rita Lacey

Rita Lacey
Close the Loop
since: 10/2009
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