Hello...I board at a modest older boarding stable in Ohio. It is partial care where we clean our stall and wash out water bucket and barn owner supplies feed, hay, waters and supply sawdust. She does not do any turn outs.
It has been extremely HOT. The other day a younger girl who boards there told me my 18 yr old TB, Caesar was breathing really heavy and was sweaty. I got over there and the barn owner asked if I wanted to move him to a stall closer to the end of the aisle near the doors. I did. I have heard her tell people more than once that she does not allow fans in the barn. Now,..my older retired racehorse is obviously not dealing with the heat well...do any of you think this is ridiculous?...I kinda do. Her turn out areas have no shade, except one but that one is strictly for her horses only. It's probably one of the more reasonable priced barns in my area but sometimes I feel she doesn't seem to care about the boarders horses much at all...why couldn't we use fans just during this heat?..is it a fire hazzard or is it because the electric use?