Mar 1, 2006, 12:17 PM
Post #3 of 9
Brent and Annie
Re: [Bross] FANS IN HORSE BARN
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I would not put fans over the stalls.
For safety reasons- 12 ft ceiling, need about 2 to 2 1/2 ft for the fan to hang down, now you have less than 10 ft for that 7 to 8 ft tall horse (top of ears), if this horse should rear up in the stall - too close for comfort.
For health reasons - I would not want the dust in that stall to be blown around, your horse will have respiratory problems ( not to mention the problems for us humans) with that kind of air movement it would move a lot of dust.
if you haven't built the barn yet - you should find a design that promotes air flow EX... Barred windows in stalls, half Bars instead of all solid partitions separating the stall, face barn with the prevailing winds, a couple of huge fans built into the structure, all this will assist the air circulation.
In my location , I have some natural winds coming off the lake that its rare that I need the fans I have.
(This post was edited by UncleBuck on Mar 1, 2006, 12:33 PM)