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HORSESHOE PITCHING GUIDE

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    (2) The regulation pitching distance is 40 feet from stake to stake. Any variation from this rule is classed as irregular. Championships will not be recognized at any other distance.
    (3) The stake is set in the center of a square which is bounded on all four sides by a 2x4 frame, the space being 3 feet on all sides of the stake.
    (4) The area inside of the 6-foot frame is called the pitcher's box; a pitcher may stand anywhere inside the pitcher's box but must not step out of the pitcher's box when delivering the shoe.
    (5) The frame must not project more than ½ inch above the level of the ground. It is not necessary to always have this frame, but must be used in all tournaments and match contests.
    (6) The ground within the stake area shall consist of either clay or sand, and must be kept perfectly level. If the ground be of the former it shall be well dampened and dug up to a depth of 0 inches. If of the latter it shall be well dampened and tamped down.
    (7) Where several or more courts are constructed, they should not be less than 8 feet apart, measuring from the stake, but it is more desirable to have them further apart if the ground is available.

Necessary Equipment
    (1) Two stakes or solid iron rods 1 inch in diameter to be driven into the ground, leaving 8 inches projecting above the level of the ground.
    (2) 2x4-inch plank to make the frame, which must be 6 feet square.
    (3) A scoop to keep the ground level, when pitching in sand. The stakes may be set in cement if desired.

Standard Regulation Horseshoes
Length of shoe, 7 ½ inches long.
Width of shoe, 7 inches wide.
    Opening between the calks, 3½ inches, inside measurements.
    Toe and heel calks not to exceed ¾ inches in length.
    Weight of shoe not to exceed 2¼ pounds (two pounds and four ounces).
    Magnetized shoes or stakes are prohibited, as are also freak shoes.
    Shoes should be made all in one piece, so that they will not break.