The last few times this was brought up it was pre- 2020- looking for updated technology and ideas!
Our farm has one entrance/exit on to a busy road, currently we have a normal metal gate with a wheel on the bottom- it gets opened at breakfast, and remains open for the day. After turn in is complete, its shut. Boarders, vets etc, are expected to “leave it as they found it”. Everyone is wonderful about doing it.
I just have a low level worry about it being open all day, when everyone is riding and horses are moving around! An automated gate could be shut 24/7 and only open when needed (with a sensor or key pad). We are in MA, so snow is a concern- many farms have issues with the divided gates pushing through snow (before the driveway is plowed). Does anyone have any brand recommendations or installers? Do you have one and wish you did something differently?
thanks so much!