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  • Generators at Events?

    Before everyone thinks i'm crazy .. this is just an idea.

    Due to the excessive heat we are facing in MD this weekend, i've been debating on whether or not to bring my little generator and run it with box fans to blow directly on my horse to keep her cool in between phases.

    Obviously if it gets too hot, i just wont go - or i'll go and just not run xcountry.

    Either way.. am i crazy to even consider this??

    TIA!
    Proud owner of a Spicy mare!!

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    Nope; I've seen it done a lot!

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    • #3
      It's going to get too hot. No question about that! I would bring it if it wasn't too noisy. I wish I had one!
      Lindsay

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      • #4
        A friend that shows mules at Bishop always takes a water/spray system that they set up in the stall to "mist". I've seen fans at dog shows running on batteries.
        Hillary Rodham Clinton - the peoples choice for president.

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        • #5
          I think that is a great idea.

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          • #6
            Honestly, while the idea isn't bad (just noisy), I think you're crazy for even considering going, especially if you are supposed to go tomorrow, when it will be up to 100 by noon (at least). It's not the standing around part that's going to suck (the most). It's the actual riding part...any of it. It will be heinous, dangerous, and very unhealthy for man and horse.

            Stay home. You will both be far better off.
            Amanda

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            • #7
              honda makes a great quiet small generator....perfect for horse shows.

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              • #8
                I'm shopping for one tomorrow (little gas one). I think it is a useful thing to have at shows.

                That said, I scratched my horse for MD tomorrow. Trainer rides him and said she would be fine in the heat...but we decided it is going to be just too hot and he doesn't need the run. Our times were not early enough for me to even try.

                But I've seen many with those little generators and they are not very loud at all. Really makes a big difference if you can keep a few fans going.
                ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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                • #9
                  Wonder how many of these the show grounds can handle before there's a power outage?
                  Blugal

                  You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Blugal View Post
                    Wonder how many of these the show grounds can handle before there's a power outage?


                    That is the point of a generator....they make their own power.

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                    • #11
                      Heat management comment - we were fortunate to have the use of a misting Big Ass fan at our clinic last weekend. Holy crap - better than an AC! Beware the cheap stuff, but this one was the real deal - cooled the whole barn aisle what seemed like 20oF!

                      And it was 120vac, so could be run off a gen if you've got the water. But it'd take one of the slots in your horse trailer it was so big!

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                        #12
                        LOL - well i feel better!

                        No i'm not riding tomorrow THANK GOODNESS! I ride late afternoon sunday, so i'll have most of the day to decide whether or not i'm going at all, or if i go and just dont run xcountry.

                        So you'll know its me sunday if you see a red mare with a huge box fan surrounding her. LOL
                        Proud owner of a Spicy mare!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by snoopy View Post
                          That is the point of a generator....they make their own power.
                          Apparently I missed the point!!

                          Ok, so now I can just snark about the noise of generators...
                          Blugal

                          You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Blugal View Post
                            Apparently I missed the point!!

                            Ok, so now I can just snark about the noise of generators...


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                            • #15
                              Yeah . . . really noisy. At least give half a thought as to where you place it WRT noise and emissions.

                              I can't imagine riding, much less competing in these horrid temperatures. My horses are all pretty much on vacation.
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Blugal View Post
                                Apparently I missed the point!!

                                Ok, so now I can just snark about the noise of generators...
                                There was one at the trailer next to me last weekend. It wasn't loud at all. The fans made far more noise than the generator. But it was fine from my perspective. Remember...most of us are talking one day events where you are working out of your trailer. There isn't much sitting around....and anything that keeps the horses left on the trailer or helps cool horses out is great in my book!
                                ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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                                • #17
                                  I got a couple 14" battery fans @ Home Depot that are surprisingly good. I rig those up in my trailer.

                                  I signed up to volunteer for this weekend and am struggling to psych up even for that, though. I like the heat but this has been crazy.

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                                  • #18
                                    Also, can I just mention that yesterday was the first day since April when I didn't have to wear a sweater outside? I was wearing Smartwool socks last week... It is hard for me to imagine the heatwave on the other coast!
                                    Blugal

                                    You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by yellowbritches View Post
                                      Honestly, while the idea isn't bad (just noisy), I think you're crazy for even considering going, especially if you are supposed to go tomorrow, when it will be up to 100 by noon (at least). It's not the standing around part that's going to suck (the most). It's the actual riding part...any of it. It will be heinous, dangerous, and very unhealthy for man and horse.

                                      Stay home. You will both be far better off.
                                      Cecil County has rolling heat warnings for tomorrow so you its gonna be BAD

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Blugal View Post
                                        Also, can I just mention that yesterday was the first day since April when I didn't have to wear a sweater outside? I was wearing Smartwool socks last week... It is hard for me to imagine the heatwave on the other coast!
                                        Just think...it was 80 degrees by 8am (and felt hotter) with high humidity. But since I hate cold....I'm not complaining.
                                        ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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