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How to Build A Horseshoe Pit

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Building your own horseshoe pit is easier than you may think. I used landscaping timbers and landscape timber stakes to build the frame.
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First decide on location. See link for more information on specific measurements.
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I used landscape timbers and stakes to create the frame and backerboard
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Dig out the space for the frame, making it lower than ground level. See link for more details.
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Add sand to create a 4" base.
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Stake should be 4" above sand level. See link for more specifics on placement.
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I built two pits, mirror of each other. Stakes are 40' apart. Need plenty of space for stray horseshoes!:)
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Got a question about this project?

  • Willie M
    Willie M Killeen, TX

    for safety's sake I hope you remove the stakes when not in use?
    watched an ER show once where an older gentleman tripped over one of the landscape timbers as he was backing up and landed with his backside on top of the stake...it went straight thru

    • Alton
      Alton Thomson, GA

      @Willie M LOWE'S sell rebar caps to use on job sites just for things like that .

  • Willie M
    Willie M Killeen, TX

    either that or place a tennis ball over the top of the stake for a little added protection against impaling yourself on these when left in.

  • Theresa Shaut
    Theresa Shaut Grand Haven, MI

    Just an idea - paint an outline of the timbers, stake and horseshoes with fluorescent paint for night games.

  • John Stoltze
    John Stoltze Mesa, AZ

    put 5 gallon buckets over posts when not playing.

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