Work Item
ASTM WK72763

New Test Methods for Experimental and Laboratory Replication of In-situ Equine Surface Testing

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.


cushioning; impact firmness; responsiveness; grip; uniformity; OBST; equine surface


Performing In-situ testing of equine surfaces and materials is often impractical when designing, constructing, or evaluating new equine surfaces or test equipment. This standard provides a general test method for preparing a laboratory replicate of an in-situ and or experimental equine surface test plot that may generate conditions within a relative order of magnitude of the Functional Properties determined via in-situ OBST measurements in accordance to ASTM F3400 in a repeatable laboratory-controlled environment.

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: 04-27-2020

Technical Contact: John Bridge

Item: 002

Ballot: F08.28 (20-02)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution