Work Item
ASTM WK72727

New Test Method for Microscopy to Determine Equine Surface Sand and Fiber Shape

1. Scope

Standardization of specifications, test methods and practices for sports equipment, surfaces, and facilities to reduce inherent risk of injuries and promote knowledge as it relates to these standards. The committee shall coordinate this work with other ASTM technical committees and other organizations in this area.


equestrian surface; microscopy; sand shape; fiber particulate morphology


Use of microscopy to characterize sand shape, angularity, sphericity and roundness is critical to accurately determining the performative ability of the equine surface under analysis.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F08.28

Committee: F08

Staff Manager: Joe Koury

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-23-2020

Technical Contact: John Bridge

Item: 005

Ballot: F08 (20-04)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution