Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Johnson Creek, WI
I use a fan even out in my mare's lean to in summer. I'm not sure it makes her cooler but if there is no breeze then the humidity can be horrible. I feel like the air movement can be just helpful as cooling the temp down. (and at least I feel like I'm trying to do something for her since I can't do much else other than hose her down occasionally) She does stand where the fan blows though, so maybe she likes it.
I will just add that I had a friends horse die due to an ill-placed fan. Actually an ill-placed fan cord. It was on the other side of a gate but on the ground. The mare reached under the gate to get the hay that fell over it and grabbed the cord on accident. Old barn probably didn't have a circuit breaker or she broke her neck when she got shocked. Moral of the story---Keep those cords up out of the horses reach.
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