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Hourseshoes
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Dickie    Posted 09-07-2002 at 11:21:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
all are nabers play houreshoes but no one can
agre on yhr rules. if someone can emill thim to me it wood be nice then we can play moor not fight
thankyou froger


coanna    Posted 08-09-2005 at 13:58:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was camping last weekend and saw a version of hourseshoes that was interesting. when I asked the name of this game I was told it was called hillbilly hourseshoes or dingle balls. And I would like to get more information on this game if anyony has any to offer.




Rules is simple-Pcc-AL    Posted 09-07-2002 at 17:21:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jest set a gallon of grandpappy's shine on the stump. Don't throw no shoes wit a hoss attached and the last gent/mam standing wins.


Omar    Posted 07-10-2003 at 07:55:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What is the legal distance between stakes?


Otterpilot    Posted 09-07-2002 at 11:58:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wall,I dunno the rules,sometimes they does it diffrent,depebdin on yer location.


Hogman    Posted 09-07-2002 at 12:48:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
U'ns cut tha range down ta mabe 20 foot fer them little shoos?

After closely scrutanizin them shoos pears ta me they must'a come off'n some'a them plough hourses down in muddys country,mostly mares cause theys better mudders ya noe. :>}


DeadCarp - wooden horseshoes?    Posted 09-07-2002 at 17:52:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I still have a pair of "swamp shoes" for horses around here somewhere - they're generally made of 2 plies of 2" oak, so they're 4 inches thick altogether. And bigger than a foot square. (no pun intended:) You just carve a hoof-sized hole in the top ply, nail the hooves right into the bottom ply, and let the horse walk around a couple days til he quits tripping and gets used to them. Then they'd use the horses to put up hay in the lowland of the wiregrass camps.
That was about the late 30s, between wars. Oh they had a big operation, employed 100 or so, promised to give all the old starving loggers to work again.


The wiregrass got dried and they wove doormats etc out if it. Next thing you know, cocoa mats were imported from China cheaper and that put the wiregrass camps out of business. Earliest import troubles i remember, that. :)


Bob /Ont.    Posted 09-07-2002 at 13:19:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Think your right there Hogman, them little rubber corks must be for mud shoes. Need big heavy steel corks for the hard road and ice in winter.
Later Bob


Bob /Ont.    Posted 09-07-2002 at 12:06:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Otter, I didn't know that pic was taken at your place. Someone sent it to me a while ago.
Later Bob


JoeK    Posted 09-07-2002 at 12:03:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Link to NHPA Rules


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