Horseshoe Pitching LbNA # 45348
|Placed Date||Jan 16 2009|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 100 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: gray & brown
Horseshoes is an outdoor game played between two people (or two teams of two people) using four horseshoes and two stakes. The game is played by the players alternating turns tossing horseshoes at stakes in the ground, which are traditionally placed 40 feet apart, trying to get a "ringer" or closest to the stake. This gave rise to the popular expression "Close only counts in horseshoes". It is believed that horseshoe pitching had its origin in the game of quoits, and that quoits is a modification of the old Grecian game of discus throwing. Rather than requiring great strength, horseshoes now requires accuracy and is played by people of all ages, especially in rural areas with lots of space and horses to provide the shoes. This box dedicated to horseshoes is at Old Hebbronville Cemetery, and even though you can't play horseshoes here, if you listen real close you might hear the clink of horseshoes being played nearby.
From Hwy 16 in Hebbronville, go east on Hwy 359 for about 1 mile as it curves left. At a VFW sign, turn right on Old Cemetery Road and go about .4 mile to Old Hebbronville Cemetery on the right.
Walk through the gate and head to the southwest corner of the cemetery. As you pass 2 tombstones named Rodriguez, continue 15 steps to a small evergreen tree. Within its back side, by the tombstone named Padre, the microbox is hanging 3 feet high. Please leave the box attached to the tree.