There are folks who assume that tending horses is not all fun and games… People imagine riding through a huge open field, or going on rides with friends during Spring and summer time break. Horses need care throughout the year; Regardless of whether I want to be outside, or not you can bet the horses do.
In the coldest of the winter, I am out there in my parka and my best gloves, paired with my banged up barn boots, to get the horses out, fed, and watered. I must turn on the water oil furnace for their troph so the water doesn’t freeze solid, and then I have to get to work doling out hay and oats and doing any cleaning that needs doing. The only way I can get this done is with my trusty section heater. I used to use a propane model, but as soon as I had electricity running out to the barn I switched to an electric gas furnace. This way the gas furnace doesn’t give off any VOCs, which makes it a lot safer for both me and the horses.
‘When it’s extremely frigid outside, that section oil furnace works to heat up the barn real fast. I’m able to make it work without blowing a fuse either because I’m using a special type of oil furnace called infrared. This section oil furnace pulls very little wattage and is cool to the touch, so its more efficient and safer all round; Caring for horses isn’t easy, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.