Horse Stables’ Cooling

Horse Stables’ Cooling With Mist

Barn Misting SystemSwehan Project

”As temperatures have soared, it hasn’t been only humans who have had to cope; our horses, who are better adapted for cool climates than scorching ones, have also been challenged.  Despite their ability to sweat – a relative rarity among animals other than humans – horses still have difficulty cooling themselves when temperatures become extreme. Because of their large size, their body heat tends to accumulate faster than they can get rid of the excess. Especially in conditions of high humidity, when sweat no longer evaporates to cool the skin, horses are prone to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can be extremely dangerous.  Few of us have the luxury of an air-conditioned barn, so how can we best offer some relief to our horses when the mercury skyrockets?” (Written by Karen Briggs, 8/20-/2012, “Keeping Cool with Barn Misters)

“Summer is the time to get your horse in peak condition; take some extra long rides and enjoy the rays. But as temperatures rise, so do the risks of your horse experiencing heat stroke, dehydration and other health problems associated with heat. If not recognized and treated properly, these health issues can be debilitating and even life threatening. Managing your horse’s summer training program and adjusting it to fit the weather is imperative.” horsechannel.com

BENEFITS

  • keeping your horses cool when the heat is on and humidity is in the air
  • Reduces horse heat stress
  • Reduces water and energy consumption
  • horses can cool off easily in front of cooling mist fans
  • Results in cleaner, drier surroundings
  • Dust suppression and Odor control