How to Build A Horseshoe Pit

Building your own horseshoe pit is easier than you may think. I used landscaping timbers and landscape timber stakes to build the frame.
First decide on location. See link for more information on specific measurements.
I used landscape timbers and stakes to create the frame and backerboard
Dig out the space for the frame, making it lower than ground level. See link for more details.
Add sand to create a 4" base.
Stake should be 4" above sand level. See link for more specifics on placement.
I built two pits, mirror of each other. Stakes are 40' apart. Need plenty of space for stray horseshoes!:)
Ellora at Creatively Southern
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  • Terri Joiner Mullis Terri Joiner Mullis on Sep 21, 2019

    What are the dimensions? Is your back timber 3 ft and sides 6 ft? How far is stake from back board?


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  • John Stoltze John Stoltze on May 30, 2015
    put 5 gallon buckets over posts when not playing.
  • Cedric Stephens Cedric Stephens on May 15, 2018

    The only place o have to build the pit is on downhill slope will that wor

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