Will a Cable Gate Contain Horses?

Xfaxman

Super Star Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2013
Messages
11,160
Location
Guthrie, OK
Tractor
Toolcat 5610 G Bobcat V417 TORO+Loader
Check out a concrete cattle guard: Farm Products - SI Precast Concrete

We used a 14', it was cheaper than pipe.

P6140105.JPG
 

hosspuller

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2008
Messages
1,434
Location
Piedmont Triad, NC
Tractor
Didn't intend to have a Deere fleet - it just happened 310C, F915,102, 5200 & 5065E
Put a gate in, but don't lock it. Horses can't tell the difference. Thieves are lazy. can open the gate than destroy it. Any damage to the cell equipment is the company's problem, they don't care about your problem.

PS ... install the gate so the weight of the gate swings it closed. Thieves are not so considerate to close the gate after themselves.
 

oosik

Super Star Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2012
Messages
15,148
Location
AMBER, WA
Tractor
2009 Kubota M6040
In my experience, I would install a gate. A single cable might subject you to legal action. I was told by LEO and an attorney that I could be sued by anybody who got hurt riding into a single cable gate while on an ATV, motorcycle etc,etc. The single cable can be classified as an attractive nuisance and that's one of the reasons I abandoned my cable and installed a gate. Besides a horse or cow will soon figure it out...........
 

repowell

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2011
Messages
1,569
Location
East Texas
Tractor
NH Workmaster 75, NH TC40DA
You have cold blooded horses? Are they reptilian?

Cold bloods are draft horses. Hot bloods are the ones like Arabians. Warm bloods were bred to carry knights. They have the strength and temperament of the cold bloods and the agility and speed of the hot bloods. Ours are Holsteiners and Hanoverians, named after the region in Germany where they originated.
 
  
  • Thread Starter
#17  
OP
Argonne

Argonne

Gold Member
Joined
May 21, 2005
Messages
276
Location
Paris, TX
Tractor
JD2210, Ford 4400, Case IH 685, Terramite T7, JD 6x4 M-Gator
In my experience, I would install a gate. A single cable might subject you to legal action. I was told by LEO and an attorney that I could be sued by anybody who got hurt riding into a single cable gate while on an ATV, motorcycle etc,etc. The single cable can be classified as an attractive nuisance and that's one of the reasons I abandoned my cable and installed a gate. Besides a horse or cow will soon figure it out...........



I thought of this issue, but in this case I don't think it would be an issue. Very rural area, few recreational ATVs, highly visable location, and it's Texas where humans are expected to be a little smarter
 
  
  • Thread Starter
#18  
OP
Argonne

Argonne

Gold Member
Joined
May 21, 2005
Messages
276
Location
Paris, TX
Tractor
JD2210, Ford 4400, Case IH 685, Terramite T7, JD 6x4 M-Gator
If you have ever had to put down your horse with a broken leg after a dog ran it through a cattle guard, you would never use a cattle guard for horses again.

I can actually get a cattle guard for under a grand, but those things spook me way more than barbed wire as far as possible injury sources go.
 
  
  • Thread Starter
#19  
OP
Argonne

Argonne

Gold Member
Joined
May 21, 2005
Messages
276
Location
Paris, TX
Tractor
JD2210, Ford 4400, Case IH 685, Terramite T7, JD 6x4 M-Gator
Cold bloods are draft horses. Hot bloods are the ones like Arabians. Warm bloods were bred to carry knights. They have the strength and temperament of the cold bloods and the agility and speed of the hot bloods. Ours are Holsteiners and Hanoverians, named after the region in Germany where they originated.

Ours are Tennessee Walkers. There, I hijacked my own thread posting a horse picture. :ashamed:
DSC00089.JPG
 
 
Top