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HUBBY MAKES A MISTING FAN FOR HIS GIRL…






OY!  IT IS HOT!

Here is how to make your own (safe) barn misting fan!

*As with any fan, Please make sure your horse cannot get any tail hair anywhere near the fan blades and make absolutely sure that your horse cannot gnaw on any electrical cables.  Keep the fan away and out of reach from your horse!

ORIGINALLY POSTED 8/27/13

HUBBY MAKES A MISTING FAN FOR HIS GIRL…

It is true… I have been a bit busy taking care of Mama Tess and also catching up on all the work I let slip while I was lost in the decision.

But, luckily for MT, Hubby had an idea on how to create a misting fan for her without us spending a huge amount on a Cool Zone fan like she had in her hospital stall.

So, we went to Lowe’s and bought a few ingredients…

A big industrial fan.  (You have to use a high powered fan or else the water doesn’t spray around enough and it soaks the stall…)

A few misting nozzles, some couplers, a hose adapter and misting flexible hose all from the inexpensive mister section.

A garden hose.

That was it.

This was the home-use high powered fan we chose from Lowes.

This was the home-use high powered fan we chose from Lowe’s.

THE MISTING RING

Hubby made a misting ring out of the nozzles and bendable hose.  He then affixed the ring onto the front cage of the fan with zip ties.

He attached the hose to the hose adapter.

We ran an extension cord and the hose.

And we turned it on…

*NOTE:  If you are on well water, we have learned that metal guitar strings will clean out the nozzles nicely.

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The misting ring Hubby created and attached to the front of the fan.

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In this view, you can see the hose adapter.

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Power and water…(She was cool enough to take a long nap.)

A BEAUTIFUL THING!

It was a beautiful thing!  The water shot out in a fine mist and the fan blew it into the air at the perfect ratio of air vs water.  Her stall wasn’t soaked and she sat right in its wake.

She was happy.  I was happy…

I was able to go to work and not worry about her in this heat.

Peace of mind.

Hubby was my hero once again…

You cannot see the mist, but Tess laid down right in front of the cool airflow.

You cannot see the mist, but Tess laid down right in front of the cool airflow.

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The Queen was happy, cool and relaxed!  Hubby to the rescue once again! (The camera did catch some misting drops in the upper right corner of this pic.)

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AN UPDATE ON BABY GOLIATH!






GOLIATH was one of our April Bucket Fund babies.  To read the original story, click here.

Goliath is just over a month old and he is HUGE.  Although he is doing very well, because if his huge growth spurts, his front legs are still needing support.  So, he is back in splints during the day.  We tried to get some comparison pics so you could see how large he is for a month old foal!

The volunteers at LRTC are doing EVERYTHING with him!  This boy trailers, halters, showers, does chores, drinks from an automatic waterer, meets friends… he is very, very socialized!

HERE WE GO!

He is a month old here! He is as tall as a 55 gallon drum! This kind of growth is why he is having issues with his legs.

This LRTC volunteer is 5’4″ – and in love with Goliath. They all are…

Figuring out how to eat grass with splints.

Hanging out. (I am amazed at this guy. He is a month old! Such confidence and calm!)

Meeting the grown up horses.

Drinking from the automatic waterer!

Getting ready for bed.

A volunteer stays with him all night.

They mess with him all day long… he does chores and plays games with everyone… here he is with a baby saddle pad on… Ha!

SHORT VIDEOS OF GOLIATH!

CLICK to watch short video of Goliath meeting a friend!

Goliath trailer training.  It looks worse than it was.  He loads twice a day, every day.  He spends time at pasture with games, other horses and volunteers during the day – and sleeps at night in the safety of the barn.

Goliath sampling the new hay!

 


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