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The object of the game is to pitch the horseshoe so that it comes to rest encircling the stake; or that, it comes to rest within six inches of the stake.

Horseshoe Court at Wild Desert Tours
Horseshoe Scoreboard at Wild Desert Tours


  • First pitch (i.e., throw), is determined by coin toss or flipped up horseshoe

  • Both shoes are thrown consecutively 

Foul Line

The front edge of the pitcher's box

foul shoes

Any horseshoe that lands outside of the pitcher's box


There are two official methods of scoring:

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