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  1. #1
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    Default "Breezy Gates"?... need gates for ends of barn

    I would love to find the manufacturer of a brand of gates called "Breezy Gates". We built a barn back in 2000 and have since moved from the property and we are in the process of building another barn. We had "Breezy Gates" on the ends of the barn and dearly loved them. I can't seem to find any information on-line about the gates or the maker (Flying A Ranch).

    These gates had a step-thru on one end and just a small mesh panel that went the rest of the way across.

    If we can't find our wonderful Breezy Gates.... please tell me what you have used on the ends of your barn.

    Thanks!



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    The company no longer exists, and I've spent two years trying to find something like them! So if you find them -- let me know! They can be made though -- I had someone on here offer to make them for me last year, but I haven't been able to find the thread to contact them. My worry is having them made will triple the price. Particularly in our area.

    I have a 14 foot aisle and the horses just flip up and walk under the stall guards I've used. I need something that will hold them out safely, but still allow air flow through the barn.

    I'm pondering just putting up a regular gate, but my SO really hates that idea...
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    I have a 12' aisle. I mounted one 6' gate at each side, and latch it in the middle. The gate hangs on pins on a bracket that screws into the wall. With a 14' aisle, if you didn't want overlap, you could use a 10'gate on one side and a 4' gate for a walk thru on the other. With a drop down rod to hold the 10' side in place, your walk thru would be easy....
    and inexpensive.



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    I have a Priefert fence panel with a gate built into it.
    "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

    ...just settin' on the Group W bench.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghazzu View Post
    I have a Priefert fence panel with a gate built into it.
    Now that is thinking outside the box.

    We have one 14' Behlen gate on each end.



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    jazzrider... we have a company that made our arena panels that may be able to make them, but like you, I can only imagine what the price would be! We are going to attempt to make a sketch of them so they can see what they look like and if they can replicate the Breezy Gate. If anyone has a good picture of them, I would be indebted to you forever if you could share it with me!

    lorilu... we have considered this option, but just wonder about the horses pushing on the gate in the middle (they will have access to the end of the barn). Another problem that we have is the aisleway was SUPPOSED to be 14', but after they finished, it only measures 13'8", so we will have to use two 7' gates and have them overlap a bit in the middle (unless of course we have something custom made).

    Ghazzu.... sounds like a WONDERFUL idea. Can you please provide me with a link to the gate that you are using. In the meantime, I will check out Priefert site to see if I can find it.


    Again.... if ANYONE can send me a good up close picture of their Breezy Gate, it would help me tremendously! ... including the hinge side also.

    Thanks so much to everyone that has replied.



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    Here you go.
    "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

    ...just settin' on the Group W bench.



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    Thanks Ghazzu.... I checked out their website and I now have an e-mail off to them to see if they can help us with our odd size. That looks like a very logical option for a gate on the end of the barn. I love the walk thru gate. Do you use it for the horses to walk-thru, or is it only big enough for a person?



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    Quote Originally Posted by starlightfarm View Post
    Thanks Ghazzu.... I checked out their website and I now have an e-mail off to them to see if they can help us with our odd size. That looks like a very logical option for a gate on the end of the barn. I love the walk thru gate. Do you use it for the horses to walk-thru, or is it only big enough for a person?
    It's ~4' wide. I use it for the horses and myself.
    "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

    ...just settin' on the Group W bench.



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    I have breezy gates at the end of my barn. I will take a pic of them for you tomorrow including the ends. Incidentally, those gates were all that were left after my barn burned down. I had new hangers remade. Those are the greatest gates in the world although the ponies go through the human cut through unless you raise the gates a bit.
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    We used two 8 foot gates in our aisleway that is just under 16 feet wide. It is not the best set up but it was fast and cheap. I keep them shut for now with a bungee cord and even that keeps out the percheron who leans on it. And it allows plenty of airflow.

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    Thanks for posting the pic Weighaton... that is exactly what ours would look like if we did two 7 footers in a 13'8" aisleway. I really don't think that the horses would "abuse" the gates, but I would like it better if it was a more solid gate (like the Breezy's that we had at our old barn! )

    Glad to know that it will work if we have to resort to that option (which it looks like we may have to!).



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    The picture that ghazzu posted - how much were they / are they, in a "Breezy Gate" format and did they come in 6' / 8' / 10' / 12' wide sections?

    I am wondering about getting them made up here ...

    Thanks!



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    I just made some that I love, based on someone else's recommendation. I used two lengths of plastic chain with snap hooks on the end. I put a 10' piece of pvc pipe (1" maybe?) over each chain. The chains are snapped to eyebolts in the doorframe. Looks like a two rail fence with a bit of chain at each end. I can duck between the two pipes to get in without taking them down. My horses don't challenge the pipe, this wouldn't work if your horses really tried to get in.



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    suzyq.... That is a WONDERFUL idea for the front side of the barn! The horses won't have access to that end, so we don't need it to be "sturdy", just a "visual gate", so to speak.

    I think you have just solved our problem for the front side. Do you really think that we will need the PVC pipe over the chain?

    Now.... I still need to figure out what to do about the back of the barn! The two 7' gates may be the answer, even though they will be overlapped in the middle.

    I'm still searching for someone to make the "Breezy Gates".

    Noble Fence (the company that made our arena panels) have said that they thought they could fabricate them (their arena panels look VERY similar).... we just need to get some measurements/pictures to them. (I waiting anxiously for snkstacres to get some pictures).

    If Noble Fence can make them.... I will certainly let everyone know (along with a price!).



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    I used to use chain alone, with those gizmo's hanging down. It was a pain leaving it laying on the ground when we took it down. I think the pvc pipe is a great idea. I now use this isle guard.

    http://www.sstack.com/shopping/produ...ord=isle+guard

    you could extend the end with some chain if its not long enough.
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    Bank of Dad.... that is yet another great option. It would definitely give a better visual "block" than just a chain would give. Certainly an idea for the front gate for the barn.



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    Traditional race horse barn approach is to have a large board (maybe 2" x 10") which fits into a "support" on each side of the door. The support is usually a wooden, open topped receiver that fits the board fairly closely. Each door has one of these to stop loose horses, but they are still easy for humans to duck under.



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    Thanks Evalee. That would work, but it would be awfully heavy and cumbersome to deal with a 14(ish) foot board. It would certainly work in a pinch though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by starlightfarm View Post
    Thanks Evalee. That would work, but it would be awfully heavy and cumbersome to deal with a 14(ish) foot board. It would certainly work in a pinch though.
    Oh, I agree. I think in this area the racing barns have "staff" (hotwalkers, stall cleaners, grooms) to move the board. Since I don't have a staff, I don't have a board. However, I will tell you those boards are BEAUTIFUL - varnished & glissining at the end of each aisle. Much classier look than any of the suggestions here.

    Personally, for ease of moving, I have a lovely powder coated black mesh gate (weighs about 500 lbs. - just joking but it feels like it). It was custom welded by my favorite Amish welder who also came down & installed it. It is a perfect fit, constructed to the 1/8" & it swings back flat against the wall out of the way when not in use. However, the gate is solidly "filled" with mesh so you can't duck through it. Cost $516 including the two-way slam latch, powder coating of both latch & gate, tax, & installation.



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