View Full Version : Photos of shark's tooth, and ideas for telephone poles?

Jul. 15, 2012, 12:25 AM
Wondering if anyone has a good photo of a shark's tooth (for anyone in Area 8, I'm thinking something like the old Prelim one at Hearthstone by the dressage rings). I've Google imaged but didn't find exactly what I was looking for. What I had in mind was essentially a vertical, with angled uprights on the front of it, sort of like fence 3 at this link, but more substantial: http://www.parkfarmchasers.org.uk/thecourse.php#nogo

While we're at it, our barn is getting telephone poles for free and we're trying to think of ideas for them. We already have: ditch, Trakehner, cabins, many coops, rolltops, bank, tires, barrels, brush boxes, Helsinki... Possibilities we've come up with, in addition to the shark's tooth, were plain oxers, Weldon's wall, palisade. Any other great ideas that we're missing?

Jul. 15, 2012, 09:07 AM

Jul. 15, 2012, 09:26 AM
Try searching for "chevron" instead of sharkstooth. :)

Jul. 15, 2012, 10:06 AM
Here are some links from the Area I website's "virtual rides".

Hitching Post, Novice, Fence 9:

UNH, Novice, Fence 3 and Prelim fence 9:

Groton House, Training, Fence 13:

Prelim fence 7 shows a nice skinny made from telephone poles.

Fun project!

Jul. 15, 2012, 12:40 PM
Another thing you could do with telephone poles is cut them into short sections and then tip them on end and stack the "stumps" side by side. Vary the height of the stumps so the top surface isn't even all the way across.

Jul. 16, 2012, 01:12 PM
Try searching for "chevron" instead of sharkstooth. :)

We were just discussing the different names of this yesterday while looking at ours. ;) I'll get a picture today.

Jul. 16, 2012, 04:51 PM
Here it is front and back:

Jul. 16, 2012, 05:48 PM
FWIW, telephone poles are a lot big around in diameter than the fences being shown. They make good rails or stacked like logs, but you probably wouldn't build chevrons and such out of them in the ways being shown.

Jul. 17, 2012, 11:50 PM
Ooh, some of the ones in the coursewalk pictures are close to what I had in mind! Thanks everyone for the photos and ideas.

YB, yeah, I'm not sure how big the poles we are getting will be...I'm expecting smaller ones, but I guess we'll see!