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Horseshoe Game,Question for the old-timers?
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Spence    Posted 08-11-2003 at 19:42:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I want to put in a horse shoe game like my grandad used to play way back in the fifties. All I can remember is that there were 3 (or 2) shoes per player and the steel stakes were driven in a sandpit at either end of the throwing line.

The shoes weren't exactly like horseshoes but were shaped more like a "U". These were probably
the manufactured game type but the originals at the turn of the century were probably real shoes
from a Clydesdale or similar large horse.

Anyone know where to by a game set, the official distance between posts, the game rules and any other trivia that will help.?


Spence - Thanks for the t    Posted 08-12-2003 at 16:12:51       [Reply]  [No Email]

Leo    Posted 11-06-2003 at 05:48:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would like to know dimensions of pits, distance between stakes, and any other pertinent info.

PatM    Posted 08-12-2003 at 09:49:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now, who'da thunk they'd have an association.

#1 requirement is 95 degree afternoon and copious quantities of barley pop!

Salmoneye    Posted 08-12-2003 at 04:14:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here ya go...

Slo    Posted 08-11-2003 at 20:20:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our local Wal-Mart has a big display of them right now.

Les    Posted 08-11-2003 at 20:06:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Probly find it on line somewheres. Stakes are 40' apart. 30' for wimmin and senior citizens (don't ask). I think the shoes have a 4" opening between the calks.
Two shoes apiece. 3 for a ringer. 1 for closest (has to be within reach of a shoe which also touches the post).
Ought to be able to find them 'most anyplace like Wal-Mart or a sporting goods store.
Two of my band members are really into that game. He just won the state champeenship in the Senior Olympics.

Old Sarge    Posted 08-11-2003 at 20:17:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah and you get 2 fer a leaner. That's the one what stood up on edge an didn't go round the stake.

Les    Posted 08-12-2003 at 03:44:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
You got funny rules out west, Top. Ain't no two pernts for a leaner any game I ever played.

Ron/PA    Posted 08-12-2003 at 05:48:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got funny rules here in the southwest too, alays had leaners, and bar rules determined 1 point or 2, sides Salmoney's printed and posted rules claim points for a leaner!

Ayuh...    Posted 08-12-2003 at 04:09:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
2 fer a leaner here, but that is what we term 'Bar Rules'...

The watering hole I go to has 2 setups out back with a picnic table...

I play maybe twice a month all summer...


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