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    07-13-2011, 10:15 AM
Stolen Gate

I am planning to move my horse to a friend's vacation home very soon. A few days ago the gate was stolen from the pasture fence. I have never heard of this happening before. I am a little worried they will steal its replacement as well. And if my horse is in the pasture that could end up disastrous.
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    07-13-2011, 10:17 AM
Will there be no humans around most of the time?

I am just confused why a gate being removed is something easily done.
    07-13-2011, 10:21 AM
You can put the hinges on in a way that makes it harder for it to be stolen. We always set ours up that way.. .because people will steal anything. You could always put a chain and key lick on it as well.
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    07-13-2011, 10:27 AM
Right now there isn't anyone out there. Once my horse is there I will be there two or three times a day. So hopefully they will be scared away. It just seems so crazy that someone would steal a gate. Surely there are smaller, easier things to steal.
    07-13-2011, 10:29 AM
Scrap metal maybe.....
    07-13-2011, 10:43 AM
Green Broke
Set the gate with the pins one up and one down, towards
Each other, then weld the bands shut.
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    07-13-2011, 10:46 AM
Cakemom- my brain couldnt compute this morning.... yeah for yours working!!!

That's exactly what you do to prevent gate theft. Gates can be costly, so some people steal them instead of buying one.
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    07-13-2011, 11:04 AM
Green Broke
Its my one day a week for my brain to work. Could be the two shots of expresso I just put in my latte?!
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    07-13-2011, 12:28 PM
Originally Posted by cakemom    
Set the gate with the pins one up and one down, towards
Each other, then weld the bands shut.
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Setting the pins up and down is the correct way to hang a gate - period. It prevents anything from sticking head, leg, etc in and lifting the gate off the post.

I would not weld the bands shut unless you plan to carry a really good sawzall if a critter gets wrapped up in the gate.
    07-13-2011, 01:20 PM
Green Broke
We do happen to have one of those.
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