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Official horseshoe rules divide a game into innings during which each player pitches twice. Shoes landing around a stake earn three points; shoes within six inches of the stake, one point. The game ends when the pre-established total points, total shoes thrown or the gr...


Horseshoe pits must be at a minimum 31 inches by 43 inches and a maximum of 36 inches by 72 inches. When building a horseshoe pit, the pitching platforms must increase in size accordingly as the pits decreases from the maximum size.


According to the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association, games are divided into innings. Each inning consists of four pitched shoes, with each contestant pitching two. Shoes are scored according to whether they are "live" or "dead."


Horseshoes is played by throwing stylized horseshoes at a stake planted in a material meant to prevent excessive bouncing. A player earns points by throwing shoes closer to the stake than his opponent.


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 game and points needed to win are determined by the...


Horseshoes can range in weight from 2 ounces to up to 5 pounds, although there is no standard weight for a horseshoe. The type of material employed, the size and weight of the horse being shod, and the use of the animal all contribute to the weight of the shoe.


The goal of the game of horseshoes is to score the most points from pitching horseshoes at a stake at the opposite end of a long, narrow court. Points are scored not only for "ringers," which are tosses with which the horseshoe completely encircles the stake, but also f...