We would not recommend that. You will never get the Beo-Band as nice and taut for an entrance gate as for the other Beo-Band fencing applications. We advise using it as a temporary measure only and to find another solution, for example, a galvanised or wooden gate.
As soon as you notice a loss of tension in the Beo-Band, first check whether the closest posts are still firmly fixed in the ground. If not, that is the reason the Beo-Band has lost tension. Also check whether there is a power supply to the livewire.
It is advisable to install a livewire to prevent the Beo-Band tearing around the aluminium clip when your horse (average weight 550 kg) leans, rubs, or tilts. You see, once the post becomes loose in the ground, the enclosure, in this case the Beo-Band, loses tension.
For paddocks, lunging pens and treadmills, 2 metres is a suitable distance between the posts. For pastures, the most suitable distance between the posts is 2.5 and 3.5 metres.
We usually advise 10 cm for smaller areas. A width of 10 cm is suitable for a paddock, as well as to support the horse while riding. Optically, 10 cm looks the same as plank width.
We used to have plastic posts in our range. We would be happy to advise you if you are currently looking for a plastic pole. We will be happy to inform you of the company from which you can obtain the plastic posts. A plastic pole may return to our range at a later date. The Beo-Band is easy to mount against plastic, wooden, concrete and iron posts.