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To build a backyard horseshoe pit, build two identical wooden boxes, dig two trenches, place the boxes in the trenches on top of landscape fabric, drive stakes into the trenches 40 feet apart from each other, and fill wi... More »

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In a regulation horseshoe pit, the stakes are exactly 40 feet apart and placed in the center of a box that may vary in size. The minimum size allowed for the box is 31 inches wide by 43 inches long, and the largest size ... More »

The game of horseshoes involves a player standing behind a foul line and tossing a shoe towards a stake. The game is divided into innings, and each player is allowed to pitch twice an inning. The amount of innings in a g... More »

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