How to Build Back-Yard Horseshoe Pits


I used spare pieces of the 4" x 6" beams to mount the stakes. First I drilled a hole and then used a sledge mallet to hammer it securely into the wood.  The stakes themselves are cold rolled solid steel and are 1 inch wide and 30 inches long.  By regulation, the stakes need to be angled 10 degrees forward (toward the other pit).

I dug deep holes to secure the posts.  By regulation, the posts should extend to 14 to 15 inches above the playing surface.  I  factored in the size of the lumber being used to hold in the sand and

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