Best Horseshoe Set
Horseshoes is a fine summer game, one to be enjoyed by everyone. We recently spoke about how to set up a court in your yard, including the dimensions of an official court as well as the materials needed. And that brings us to today’s topic: choosing the best horseshoe set.
Everyone needs something a little different, something tailored to your yard. For those who have or are in the process of setting up their own court, you’re probably in the market for a professional set made of proper materials. For those looking for something the whole family can play with on a weekend or a camping trip, perhaps a rubber set will do just fine. We tried to take a wider approach here and be sure to cover our bases by providing a set for all different needs.
So with that in mind, here are what we have determined to be the best horseshoe sets on the market.
The Top Rubber Horseshoe Set
When we started our reviews, we wanted to cover three different sets that each provided something slightly different than the last.
When we came across this set from Champion Sports we thought it fit the mold for what a young family would be looking for. Unlike the other two sets, this one comes in rubber that makes it more family-friendly than the other two. While it doesn’t quite meet the standards of a professional set, those looking to throw the ‘shoes around with their kids on a weekend or after work can appreciate this set for what it’s worth.
Versatility is always a good thing and sometimes the game doesn’t need to be taken too seriously. If you have young kids out there and are looking for a way to keep them entertained in the yard for the warmer months this is the set you need. It still works for adults too, so don’t sleep on it when you’re having your friends over for a few evening cocktails.
Best Professional Horseshoe Set
Second, we found that the ringer-breakers, there to keep the ‘shoe from bouncing off the post, to be a nice touch as this can cause some problems during game play.
We also felt this set would do the trick for those looking for a set for a permanent backyard setup. Often the sets can be portable and favour children more than adults, not this one, though. It has the elements of a professional set and feels like that when you’re throwing the shoes. A great set for someone who takes things a little more seriously and wants a higher caliber game.
Best Portable Horseshoe Set
The set from Trademark Innovations is one we like because it gets right down to brass tacks.
It’s a fairly simple setup with the horseshoes and the stakes, but in a lot of situations that’s all you’re going to need. This is a great option for those looking to take their set wherever they go, as this one will lend itself very well to camping trips and afternoons with friends.
It comes with a carrying case as well to ease the burden of traveling around with it. Lastly, we quite appreciate the aesthetics and the weighting of the set. The powder-coated steel is a nice touch and has the weight that a proper set should.