Using a horseshoe as the handle, Larry Moore of Waverly, Kan., made a practical and attractive gate latch that he says is secure and horse proof.

Mr. Moore welded an old horseshoe onto a 7/8-inch rod and then welded a 1-inch pipe on the gate for a sleeve. He then welded a loop on the corral post for latching the gate shut.

"Don't forget to weld the stub on the gate for security," explains Mr. Moore. "The horseshoe must be lifted up and slid back to open. This makes it tamper proof for even the most curious horses or cattle."