The EZ Latch fits a wide range of gates, including the Steel Board Gates and any other vinyl, wood, or pipe style gate. It includes provision to lock the gate using a standard padlock and a convenient loop to hang the lock when not in use.

This “horse-proof” latch will prevent even the most curious horse intent on escaping from opening the gate.

The EZ Latch assembly has a sophisticated design with unique features, including:

Two-Way Operation

Allows gates to be opened or closed from either direction while a person is on a horse. The internal heat-treated alloy steel drop-plates are lifted with a finger to open and drop when the gate is thrown closed.

Prevents Gate Lean

A stainless steel latch plate upon which the latch pin rests when the gate is closed, alleviating the weight on the gate post.


Latch pin end made with shock-absorbing rubber bushing covered with a stainless steel contact roller. Corrosion resistant washers are included to adjust the pin horizontally up to 1.5 inches. The entire powder-coated housing is made in a strong cast-aluminum alloy.

Fully Adjustable

Latch housing has upper and lower mount bosses that allow for vertical adjustments anytime during and after installation. The mount-pin is furnished with 7 thick adjustment washers to allow easy proper pin-to-latch engagement.



The EZ Latch includes the latch pin assembly, an internal mounting plate, and hardware.

Like the Steel Board Fence, the EZ Latch is offered in textured black and gloss white powder-coat. The versatile design makes it easy to use on most wood or vinyl fence systems, including any round-pipe post and the Steel Board Fence system.

With the EZ Latch, you can trust that your gate will be held closed securely and can be opened only by you—and not your horse.

EZ Latch Materials

  • Powder coated aluminum housing (texture black or gloss white)
  • Stainless steel rest plate
  • Roller pin
  • Latch pin
  • Mounting fasteners
  • Heat treated alloy drop-plates powder-coated black

Latch Housing Dimensions

  • Thickness: 2.17″
  • Width: <4.5″
  • Height: <12″
  • Slot Centers: 9.25″
  • Recommended gap 3″ +/- 0.25 From latch mounting post to end of gate

Swinging Gate Latch

EZ Latch and Ground Anchor combination for dual gates.
An EZ Latch housing is mounted onto the gate with the ground anchor. This allows for quick opening and closing of one gate and the ability to open both when needed.
EZ Latch on Gate This is mostly used for setups where you need the dual-gate opening-width to move equipment in and out, but frequently have people and horses moving through only one of the gates. The EZ Latch even allows a rider to open and close the gate while still on their horse.VB edit - Gate Open EZ Latch housing

EZ Latch mounted on Steel Board Gate.

VB edit - Ground Anchor CU

Ground Anchor mounted on gate.

VB edit - Parts Shot - Ground AnchorGround Anchor tube, mount, and rod.
Many customers order a second ground tube per gate to hold the gate in both the open and closed positions.

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April SimonsOregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine