The lifting rod connects the handle on the door to the top latch assembly on the top of the door. By lifting up the "lifting rod" you release the latch on the top of the door. This design prevents horses from reaching the latching mechanism. Moreover, the design allows for a simple one-handed operation and is a well-secured door.
Which lifting rod fits your needs?
Long Lifting Rods Compatibility: Grilltop and V-Doors
Short Lifting Rods Compatibility: Full Grill, Full Grill V-Door, Grilltop/Mesh Bottom, V-Door/ Mesh Bottom, and Full Mesh Doors