Horses are often kept inside barns which may be substantially hotter than outside temperatures due to radiant heating of the structure. With high temperatures comes the danger of heat stress, which often leads to life-threatening conditions in horses such as heat stroke and anhydrosis. Koolfog misting systems and misting fans eliminate this threat by cooling temperatures within and around stables, creating an environment that is healthy and comfortable for horses as much as it is for horse owners and workers.
|Challenge||Effectively cool stables and equestrian facilities during the warmer months of the year.|
|Solution||Koolfog Stablecool® solutions utilize high-pressure misting systems and industrial air circulators to efficiently and effectively reduce air temperatures in stables and equestrian facilities.|
|Benefits||Horses are comfortable, performance is up, breeding complications and health issues are reduced.|
Over half of the energy that is used for a horse’s muscular activity, including even simple locomotion, is converted into heat. Their natural physiological processes can cause significant risk when placed in hot stables and stalls, especially during the warmer months of the year when they are already working and exercising in blistering temperatures. As you exercise or work your horse in the warmest months, then lead them back into a building that is hotter than it is outside, heat exhaustion and stroke can occur even in the healthiest of horses. A reaction to this constant heat begins with a loss of muscular control that can harm the rider and horse and can end in death or, minimally, extended care. When horses get hot, they sweat using a process that is exactly what we mimic with our high -pressure misting systems: evaporative cooling. This makes up about 85% of their cooling capability, however, the other 15% is by panting. By trying to cool the body, the horse will pant out the hot air and, ideally, intake air that is cooler than their internal temperatures. This is only effective when the air outside is actually cooler than inside, and it’s also a sign that they are coming close to a state of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. This makes it all that more important to ensure temperatures inside equestrian stalls are comfortable.
Koolfog misting systems lower air temperatures in equestrian centers through adiabatic cooling processes. As the fine fog or mist evaporates it cools the surrounding air significantly. This cooling, enhanced by the optional addition of durable circulation fans, creates a cool, comfortable environment for horses.
Koolfog Stablecool® high-pressure misting systems can grant your horses the kind of comfort that supports healthy breeding and the relief necessary after a long day of hard work.