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!



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.


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.)


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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6 comments have been posted...

  1. dawndi Post author

    Hi Sylvia!
    We don’t make and sell these so we cannot recommend what might work for you… I’m a blogger and my husband rigged this up
    for my sick horse who is stuck in the barn. But, if he can do it, you can do it, too! He is ex-Navy and now in the National Guard.

  2. sylvia krawczyk

    I am looking for a small misting system. I need it for 3 stalls. They are all 12X12. Live in South Fl and this is the way to go. However, perhaps this is not big enough order for you to consider, which is fine. But can you recommend a system that would fit my requirement’s? Of course I would like to know the prices for a small system. Thanks. Sylvia Krawczyk. Retried Army Vet.

  3. Bev Allbright

    Great Idea, Can’t wait to show this to my hubby Ms Dolly could use one of those.

  4. Don

    Forgive me if I missed this, I just looked at the pictures. :-) One thing I have found is really important with the mist nozzles is to have some sort of filter in the hose. It can be as simple as a bit of wadded up scrap of t shirt in the connection where the hose hooks to the mister ring.

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