Traditional fences have unsightly metal gate closures that interrupt the ongoing lines of the fence. Gates constructed of metal are also unforgiving and usually have spaces between the bars that are wide enough for a rolling horses’ legs to become entangled. Furthermore, these gates swing back into position and can hit the hind legs of a horse entering or exiting the paddock, which may spook or injure them. It can also obstruct the already-narrow lane in between paddocks, which creates a hazard for both horses and their caretakers.
The masterminds at EquiSafe have come up with the idea to utilize the same high-density polyethylene (HDPE) materials used for the entire fence, to make the gate, which alleviates many of the problems associated with other options. The sliding feature allows the gate to easily move in line with the fence, and feature rounded end caps on the gate, instead of sharp edges that can easily hook a horse’s blanket or fly mask. The way the gate is adhered to the fence is secure yet easy to install. Gates are offered in various dimensions, starting at 4-feet to a double-fence that measures 12-feet. Customers who wish to use their own gates are able to do that as well.