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ASTM WK72763

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

1. Scope

This standard test method pertains to the general construction, conditioning, and testing of an experimental or laboratory simulation of in-situ experimental equine surface testing. The test configuration is intended for use to quantify and characterize surface properties of equine surface materials, designs, and test equipment and to provide relative comparisons between surfaces in a repeatable laboratory-controlled environment. This standard test method may also be referred to as Track-in-a-box (TIAB) or Arena-in-a-box (AIAB) testing in which the relative functional properties of the equine surface materials are measured and recorded in accordance to ASTM F3400-19- In-situ testing of the functional properties of equine surfaces: Artificial Surfaces.


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: 007

Ballot: F08 (22-03)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution