University of Maryland Extension


Four different types of gates are installed on the farm.

  • Light duty 1 ¾” tubular 6-bar gates: hung on the perimeter fence line. Gates along the perimeter of the pasture are likely to experience less wear and tear than those in the heavily used areas of the pasture, like the laneway and sacrifice area.
  • Medium duty 1 ¾” tubular 7-bar gates: used at the entrance to pastures along the laneway. These were chosen to show 6 vs 7 bar options on horse gates.
  • One Medium duty 2 x 4” wire mesh gate: hung on the perimeter fence line. This gate is a likely favorite of horse owners with foals.
  • Heavy duty 2” tubular 6-bar gates: used in the heavy use/sacrifice areas
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