Since I have my horses in the Weight Watchers lot right now and they can't go out under their favorite shade trees, I like to go out in the middle of the afternoon when it's hot and spritz them. They are usually standing in the shade of the shelter, but when I tell them it's time for spritzing, they come to the gate. I put the hose sprayer on mist and wet them down. They enjoy standing in the mist . Of course, once thoroughly wet the next step is a nice roll in the fine dirt. They also like standing in the sprinkler while we're watering the grass, but while they're confined to the dry lot, they can't do that.