|This is a Morgan horse inside a red set of corral panels. Fencing not only makes for good neighbors, but for good animals as well.|
It's Spring on the farm and consistent with my plan to live life to the fullest, a Shetland pony and a miniature pony have joined the farm. They have long names, but their barn names are Cocoa and Chip. The two of them are adjusting, and so are we. I am finding horses, even smaller ones, to be more time consuming that alpacas. I have also found that small horses will try to climb conventional fencing, and this is a definite no-no for little and not-so-little hooves. Our solution, was to order a set of the corral panels I had been researching and that I profiled on a recent post here.
I went to all our farm supply stores and found that the corral panels in the amount I needed them, were sold out and on probable long term back order. I was also particular about the color. I wanted these to match other items on the farm and not introduce and entirely new color. After some research I located a particular supplier who not only buys directly from the manufacturer, but who could also deliver these for a fee, to the site where I need to assemble the corral. I purchased them over e-mail, and was slated to pay for these today. Mr. Wright was on a delivery trip today, and promised to call me when he was about an hour from our home. I received a call at about ten am that said he expected to be here around eleven am. At five to eleven, I went down and gingerly opened, and entered the code to keep the electronic farm gate open. No one delivering anything has ever been anywhere approaching on time, I thought. A 10:59 am, Mr. Wright came through the gate and proceeded to the pre-arranged spot on the farm and unloaded the corral panels. We spoke briefly, and I paid him, and then he was on to the next delivery a couple of hours away by 11:11. Not only did I receive beautiful corral panels with gorgeous gates in the color I wanted, but they were scratch and dent free unlike the ones I had seen in local farm suppliers.
As you know, I don't advertise any product or service here of which I have a financial interest. (Except my books of course, and I have not yet received any royalties on those) When I tell you about something, it's in order to save you money or time, or to help you get the right thing, rather than wasting time and money on something else.
I cannot say enough about Wright Farm Gates. They have excellent products, with an excellent selection. They do have distributors who sell these gates in some places, but they will personally truck deliver for a fee, the item you need. I was fortunate in that I could buy a color and a type that they had in abundance that was "off the shelf". However, if you have a special farming or livestock need, they can help with this too. They can provide customized gates and fencing for emu, deer, buffalo, ostriches and other animals. They sell everything from farm equipment to rodeo supplies. They have gates, fencing,hay feeders, products for cattle operations, dog kennels and even materials you could use to make your own custom dog kennel. They also sell garden and landscaping implements. They also have powder coated wire fencing and gates suitable for smaller animals, and much much more.
They routinely supply North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia, and are North Carolina's largest livestock equipment distributor.
If you are in these areas and have any interest whatsoever, please go to their website which is:
Their address and other contact information is:
150 Gateway Lane, Advance, North Carolina, 27006
Prior related Rational Preparedness posts can be found at: