If you find
Grazing animals have different objectives to managers of animals
Animals will roam all over the place picking at the smorgasbord of delicacies and leaving the bits they don’t want, thus allowing those plants to develop into fully-fledged weed problems
Animals will stay in one place too long if given the opportunity
Close the gate to keep the grazing animals where you want them.
All other gates can be open except those that need to be closed to confine grazing animals.
This allows you to choose when and where they graze, at what density and for how long at a time.
You can then manage your pastures and rangelands to suit you rather than letting sheep, cows or goats decide your future.
Ironic as it may seem, the pattern is part of Keeping animals on the move — every day or so rather than keeping them moving constantly by droving — and this is a key part of rangeland and pasture management.