Timber Gates - Fencing 

Timber gates are a popular choice for horse paddocks due to their durability, aesthetics, and natural appeal. When selecting timber gates for your horse paddock, there are several factors to consider to ensure they meet your needs. Here are some key points to keep in mind: 
• Material Selection: Choose a high-quality timber that is suitable for outdoor use. Common options include oak, cedar, or pressure-treated pine. These woods are known for their strength and resistance to rot, decay, and insect infestation. 
• Gate Size and Design: Determine the appropriate gate size based on the needs of your horses. The gate should be wide enough to allow easy passage for horses, handlers, and equipment. Consider the height as well to prevent horses from attempting to jump over it. Choose a sturdy design that can withstand the pressure and potential impacts from horses. 
• Latch and Hinges: Opt for robust and reliable gate hardware. Heavy-duty hinges are essential to support the weight of the gate and ensure smooth operation. Additionally, select a secure latch or lock that can withstand horse pressure while keeping them safely contained. 
• Safety Considerations: Ensure that the gate design minimises the risk of injury to horses. Avoid any protruding nails, sharp edges, or gaps that could catch a horse's hoof or cause entrapment. 
• Maintenance: Timber gates require regular maintenance to preserve their appearance and longevity. Apply a suitable wood treatment or stain to protect the timber from weathering and prolong its lifespan. Periodically inspect the gate for any damage or signs of wear, addressing any issues promptly. 
• Gate Placement: Strategically position the gate in a convenient location within the paddock, considering factors such as access to water sources, feeding areas, and shelter. 
• Budget: Determine your budget for the timber gate, taking into account the quality of materials, size, and any additional customization or features you may desire. 
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Horserail is a Post and Rail style fence that has been developed over the last 20 years to offer the highest standards of form, function, durability and most importantly safety. Horserail is manufactured from a flexible polyethylene that is molecularly bonded to high tensile steel fencing wire. The result is a fence that is flexible enough to install easily but rigid enough so as to eliminate the possibility of your horses becoming trapped or injured in the fence. 



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