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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.

  • The Big Ass Fans are extraordinary. Racehorses are million dollar animals that can't be spooked. When you have something like Essence that moves air silently, that's perfect. They ought to be installed at every racing venue. Bob Elliston, Former COO, Breeder's Cup
  • We described our needs and the dimensions of the space and the agricultural sales team prescribed exactly the right fans for good air movement and air handling qualities. The customer service that carries this business is extraordinary. Marc Oken, Owner
  • Before buying Big Ass Fans, there wasn't much we could do about the heat, but this summer has been a different story. The fans helped a lot and are worth every penny. Paul Cates, Owner

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.

Big Ass Fans’ LED fixtures further improve equine environments by improving riders’ and spectators’ visibility in arenas and creating a more engaging experience. With increased light levels in stalls and aisles, grooms and vets can more clearly evaluate horses.

Expert Assistance

Upgrading your spaces can feel like a mile-high task, but Big Ass Fans keeps it down to earth with expert customer service. We’ll get you started with a free 3D Comfort Analysis and a quote that’s tailor-made to solve your airflow issues. Our factory-certified installers can handle the rest, working around your schedule to avoid delays in training and events. While you reap the rewards of greater comfort, our in-field services and industry-leading warranties will keep you covered and content.

We Get It

We’ve been serving the equine industry since our company’s first days. Call 877-244-3267 or request a call back below to speak to one of our trained experts about better conditions for your barns, arenas, and facilities.


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