HORSE AND OWNER’S UNSEEN ENEMY
Dedicated horsemen and women pride themselves on safe, clean, well-run barns and facilities where horses and riders can thrive. However, maintaining high health and comfort standards in enclosed areas where horses are trained and stabled can prove challenging amid a host of common problems—including a lack of airflow. Though not apparent at first glance, it impacts all occupants with a range of problems: heat stress, fatigue, airway inflammation, lingering odors, and constant harassment from pests.
Without adequate airflow, these spaces grow hot and stagnant, leaving sweaty horses to breathe in allergens from dusty hay and bedding, as well as odors and bacteria from waste. These stressful conditions sap animals’ strength and vitality, impairing their motivation and performance.
MAKING A CLEAN SWEEP WITH BIG ASS FANS’ AIRFLOW
Air-conditioning large, partially-exposed spaces isn’t feasible, making natural, effective air movement the best solution to these problems. Elevated air speed increases the rate of evaporation of sweat and assists the natural cooling process for both horses and humans, producing a cooling effect of up to 10 °F (5.6 °C) and preventing heat stress.
Engineered for powerful, long-lasting performance, Big Ass Fans bring cool relief to horses, workers, and guests, and their quiet, variable-speed operation creates comfort without distraction. With a variety of sizes and mounting options, our products fit virtually any space; they’re also loved by facility managers tired of replacing shoddy box and pedestal fans that lack power and clutter the floor.
With Big Ass Fans, arenas are more comfortable, allowing for longer, more productive rides with horses that are more relaxed and focused. In stables, our overhead and directional fans transform stagnant, restrictive spaces into those that better simulate natural conditions. The improved air circulation sweeps away odors from ammonia and waste as well as moisture and particulates, reducing the incidence of respiratory illness and keeping horses fit for training; moreover, the powerful breeze deters birds and insects from nesting and bothering occupants.