endlessclimb You might check with a fencing service on the gates. I got mine from them when we had more acreage enclosed.
I also wanted the pipe gates with closer together bars at the bottom, which they called 7-bar gates. Tighter spacing is supposed to prevent getting a hoof thru if they paw the gates.
I did not want the wire filled panel gates because of the wide open slots under the top pipe, which are perfect for getting a head thru! They also seemed to be very light weight pipe, not up to big horses. All the in-use ones I see are bent up.
After 2 young geldings got rambunctious at the gate, pawing, slamming into it when waiting their turn to come in, we now we have a hot tape in front of gates horses are normally led thru. No one can hang over, lean on, or paw the gates any more. Gate abuse is asking for an accident, change something to prevent a future problem! The hot tape barrier has two electric wire handles, one at each end. Very visible, can be totally removed out of the way for getting horses thru without accidental touches to make them jump.
My old gates were multiple colors, purchased as needed. With age comes rust, so last year we got all but 2 gates painted bright blue. Ran out of good weather! Using tractor New Holland blue, you can get about 3 each, 14ft gates out of a gallon. One coat covered very well, rust did not bleed thru. Paint was pricy at TSC, but covered well, holding up great since painted. Son said “If you want a good job, you have to buy good quality paint. Not the cheap stuff.” I like the color which is cheerful and VISIBLE by not blending in with the grass or scenery. You can easily see if a gate was left open to fix the situation before it creates a problem. Not so with my black, green, rusted red gates that you had to go out to determine if open or closed.
Another option might be checking with local (somewhere near you) livestock auctions. There was a “gate-guy” who would show up on sale day driving a flatbed with all sizes of gates on it to sell to you. He could bring what you wanted the next week if he did not have what you wanted right now. We got our best steel gates from him years ago. They have held up the best, are 7-bar steel pipe and were good prices. No local livestock auctions here anymore, so not sure if gate-guys are still working the auctions.
Do get heavier gauge pipe, they hold up much better. PITA to hang, need the wheel to prevent sagging, but heavy gates last last forever.