Having the right gate is another key towards being chore efficient. There is nothing more irritating than not being able to get equipment or deliveries into a area because a gate is too small or you have to walk “the long way” around a pasture every time you want to put horses out or bring horses in. I’ve seen many a horse property where cleaning paddocks is a real “chore” only because there’s not a good way to get in or out of areas.
There are many clever gates, including fencing that is easily removed to allow vehicle access.
The kiwi latch, the nifty, comma-shaped latch that came our way from the New Zealand sheep industry, is a handy little device.
A pass-through allows a person to slip into an area easily and quickly without opening a gate.
Here are some guide