Spanish horseshoes

Spanish horseshoes

Spanish Horseshoes(also called Polish Horseshoes) is an outdoor game played between two people (or two teams of two people) using a frisbee, two glass bottles, and stakes nailed into the ground. The game is played by the players alternating turns throwing a frisbee at a glass bottle that rests on top of the stakes in the ground. The stake height is traditionally 4 feet in height from the ground. You can always adjust to the average height of all of the players for fairness and comfort. The two stakes are placed anywhere between 20 to 40 feet (12.19 meters) apart.

Style of Play

Spanish Horseshoes is played almost the same style as regular horseshoes. The game begins with some kind of fair settlement between each team to decide who starts first. A good example would be a coin toss. The winner of the toss is the first person/team to start the game. The first team tosses the frisbee, aiming it towards a glass bottle that is placed on top of the stake opposite them. After scoring, the other team throws the frisbee back, trying to score points. Play continues until one player/team has reached the set amount of points. The two teams will make an agreement in the beginning of the game to determine what the set score will be. One team must beat their opponent by two points.


In Spanish Horseshoes, there are a few ways to score: The object is to knock the glass bottle off the stake either by hitting it directly or hitting the stake. If the defending players do not catch the bottle and the frisbee that is falling, the throwing team scores points. If only one item falls to the ground, the team that is tossing the frisbee gets one point. If the defending team drops both items (the glass bottle and the frisbee) then two points are scored. If the tosser hits the glass bottle directly without hitting the stake, and both items fall to the ground, three points are scored. This is called a "dinger" (similar to regular horseshoes if one scores a "ringer." It is the highest single point score you can get in one throw).

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