Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption Achievements

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Get a ringer in a game of Horseshoes.

Winning a game of horseshoes will require some patience as you line up your shots. Take your time and aim carefully, use the to aim your throw, then pull and push the to build up speed. You will want to land a green power bar between the two markers. This will take a lot of patience unless you get lucky within your first few tries.

You will find a game of Horseshoes in the following locations:

  • Las Hermanas
  • MacFarlane's Ranch
  • Tathskeller Fork
Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 32 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Gebadire
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 04:13:03 PM

How on earth do you play this stupid game?! I don't think this is one I'll be getting in a hurry!...

Comment #2 by KillTheft_Echo
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ 09:05:45 PM

This one just takes a bit of patience. Just continually line up the the open part of the horseshoe with the stake. After it's lined up perfectly, just try and time the throw right so it lands right in the middle of the power bar.

Comment #3 by iDevon
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 04:39:16 PM

How to aim this thing? I co
uld get the power correct, but it keeps landing on the sides.

Comment #4 by the_goon
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 09:22:30 PM

Took some time, but finally got it, and was rewarded with a sweet glitch!


Comment #5 by Lawphin
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 10:54:01 AM

Yeah, this one isn't too bad. Took me about 15 minutes - just don't get frustrated. I found a trick to this one actually. First, aim the horseshoe so the bar is in the middle with LT. Then, don't swing the horseshoe back and forth. Go down, then up immediately with Right Stick and throw when the red part gets to the middle. For some reason, this worked out better for me then swinging.

Comment #6 by Emperor Rosko
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 03:02:39 AM

Just keep playing, KillTheft_Echo says just get the pin lined up between the coloured points of your horseshoe and try to get the power bar right in the middle and you should land it right on the money!

Comment #7 by StrydeR
Saturday, June 19, 2010 @ 12:29:33 AM

Comment #8 by FX II Nakz 86
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 12:27:06 PM

i'v tried this like almost 100 times if not more!

i'v thrown the shoe and its landed ON the pole twice already, didnt get the cheevo because am guessing it didnt land in it

Comment #9 by Yoshidraak
Thursday, June 24, 2010 @ 01:48:57 PM

Just try a lot. I guess i was very lucky in my first game. Actually just went for the outfit scrap.

Comment #10 by z JuicedMoose z
Thursday, July 08, 2010 @ 01:53:10 PM

When I tried to get this achievement, I must have it the pole at least 5 times and had it bounce away. Just keep at it and you should get it in no time.

I highly recommend watching Rooster Teeth's tutorial if you are having trouble. It helped me out a bunch.

Comment #11 by Pete Mesquite
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 07:18:11 PM

omg this one is so hard, especially when you try for it the first time you play and the guy is smoking you.

Comment #12 by Riicek
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 01:06:51 PM

Man this is difficult...I've played horseshoes before, and I think I actually have an easier time getting a ringer in real life than in this game!

Comment #13 by CliveDriver
Friday, December 24, 2010 @ 08:33:41 AM

This one is quite tough to get. I was lining Marston's knuckle (second from right and very small) with the pole. Then it was a swing where the indicator on the power bar just stopped at the top and then bottom before letting go at the central mark. I really enjoyed this one.

Comment #14 by LilGurgi
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 09:17:25 PM

I think this cheevo just glitched for me. I threw a horrible shot that didn't even land in the sandy area and it said I got a ringer. HEHE. Beggars can't be choosers though. This will make up for all that time I spent getting that darn cheevo in GTAIV where you had to roll your car like 5-6 times without it unlocking.

Comment #15 by JackForster92
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 04:47:22 PM

This achievment is gonna p*ss me off i can tell lol!

Comment #16 by jembree89
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 10:09:19 PM

easy, just line it up right

Comment #17 by d3v11s adv0cat3
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 09:50:11 PM

really easy got it on my 3rd throw

Comment #18 by x IP4RADiiZzE x
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 02:37:26 PM

I just can't seem to get this achievement, ah well, i'll keep trying i guess.

Comment #19 by BLACK SAILS 469
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 11:08:28 PM

I just missed out on it, I needed 1 point to win and got a ringer on my second throw, only the point from the first throw counted and I didn't get the achievement :(

Comment #20 by stefano18
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 @ 01:15:32 AM

this was a fun one

Comment #21 by Clubin_Insomniac
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 04:35:18 AM

aweful! sooo damn frustrating! I ended up murdering Gus McClous instead

Comment #22 by DrkPoliz
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 04:34:23 PM

Aiming: I always put the pin in between the pointed index finger and the "prong" of the horseshoe.

Throwing: I never could do it more than one time in a row but when I got good at it: Wind up all the way and release between the low mark and the middle mark, giving it good forward (as opposed to upward) momentum.

Took me three games to get. Then I got 3.

Comment #23 by elligais
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 02:12:00 PM

it`s start to p*ss me off..can someone put some video..plz

Comment #24 by proyayaya
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 09:19:44 AM

Thats funny becouse I gave it a try for a few times and i never won.

Comment #25 by geobandit212
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 04:15:29 PM

This one took a while to get the hang of it - but eventually you'll get it. Try the ringer on smaller bets otherwise the computer throws decent throws 90% of the time.

Comment #26 by MCFC Blue Nose
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 07:14:33 PM

@#9 i did the same 7 got the chievo lol

Comment #27 by MustangNights1
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 04:40:06 AM

the biggest key here is aiming with the left trigger, somehow I kept missing that step until I read about it on here

Comment #28 by Cloutius
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 11:55:21 AM

This is one of the games that I could NEVER do! I always lost ahahaha :)

Comment #29 by xBeNoUzE
Saturday, June 04, 2011 @ 12:35:44 PM


Comment #30 by lConundrum
Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 02:06:08 PM

This achievement isn't actually as hard as people are saying it is, i've gotten it in my first game of horseshoes. All you need to do is zoom in with LT and have the pole in the opening of your horseshoe, then just pull it back, push forward (feel free to do this a few times before releasing), hit RT and try to get it closest to the line in the middle of the power bar as you can. Easy.

Comment #31 by Ryuzaki45
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 09:32:37 PM

It took me 2 minutes to get this :D Just zoom in with LT and aim it so your finger is pointing at the pole. Then you swing your arm and release when it the gauge hits the red marker between the middle and the top of the dial. You should get it then :D

Comment #32 by Erydan
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 11:10:13 AM

bah, got it :)
i first thought i had to aim for the marker to STOP in the middle, but actually you have to THROW the horseshoe when it passes the middle. after realizing this, the achievement was really simple. just aim for the pole, swing back once, then forth and hit RT when the marker hits the middle of the gauge.

Comment #33 by durge2010
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 09:07:24 PM

I am horrible at horseshoes lol but i she keep trying!

Comment #34 by JohnMichael
Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 09:41:11 AM

Ahahaha, I remember this one. This was my 3th (one of the very firsts)
achievement in this game.
I actually was trying to show my friend how to get it by only one throw..
And somehow, I just got it at the first attempt.

Comment #35 by sirL0WEN
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 05:09:50 PM

Horseshoes is actually fairly simple once you try it and get the hang of it. Ringers are no problem. Trust me. You'll get it sooner or later if you keep trying for those of you who can't.

Comment #36 by ii Evo v
Friday, August 12, 2011 @ 09:47:39 PM

I did this perfectly, it even made the sound but it never unlocked :(

Comment #37 by Aidanrv
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 09:22:50 AM

Pain in the arse! Thanks for the tips, I spent ages on this one... Finally got a ringer after about 20 games, then got one every shot after that. Typical :)

Comment #38 by Stuck In Utero
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 09:24:53 AM

This one wasn't hard, got it on 2nd game

Comment #39 by At0m1c D3M0Nz
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 11:28:28 AM

I got this one fairly quickly. Just lined the target up with his index finger and it landed every single time

Comment #40 by cfalourenco
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 10:36:58 AM

This achievement sucks...

Comment #41 by Xbox360AchievementHunter
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 06:39:36 PM

I need the achievement, but I'm trying to win at five finger fillet...any tips on how to win at it?

Comment #42 by zoolu warrior 34
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 06:14:05 AM

Must have tried 20 times, then gave up for a while and just recently done it, think it helps if you do it for $1 and also in mcfarlains ranch.

Comment #43 by FLUFFHEADDD
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 07:45:45 PM

Took me till my 3rd game. Really not that bad, just figure out a system that works for you where you consistently get close. Keep at it, and you'll get one.

Comment #44 by AllenBicNC
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 09:55:12 PM

Youtube the video of Rooster teeth.

Comment #45 by L3GACY 7798
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 12:19:38 AM

tthanks man this really worked bt i took like 5min to get so it was easy

Comment #46 by Magnitude18
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 01:58:23 AM

oh my god, my first evey throw, I hit it, but it was in practice so I didn't get the achievement! fuuuuu!!!

Comment #47 by Ranked Enforcer
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 10:04:22 PM

Soo easy 1st throw.!!!

Comment #48 by dav3covboiiii
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 04:51:56 AM

This Is A hard one haha i keep onn doinn it doe lol !!

Comment #49 by starstrike
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 05:41:13 PM

I completely missed the sand box and this achievement popped for me. Got three points in the game for throwing like a spaz.

Comment #50 by Rbrt555
Monday, May 07, 2012 @ 01:22:12 PM

this is hard

Comment #51 by HerrTechNews
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 12:15:16 PM

Took me about 20 minutes, you have to be lucky for this one...

Comment #52 by casademorte
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 07:54:34 PM

Okay I hate these types of achievements with a passion. I just got this game yesterday and played for a bit. Well, I tried out the single player today and came across the horseshoe game. No lie the second game I played I got this one. I was sure I would be playing it forever. Not sure why developers put this type of luck achievement into games, still hate them just glad I got lucky.

Comment #53 by Ostrinaut Noble
Sunday, July 15, 2012 @ 11:10:26 AM

I was looking up how to do this and i couldn't find anything so i decided to just throw it around and think of a way to do it myself. After 20 minutes i gave up and wanted to stop and that's when i got it. No strategy at all, just luck for me.

Comment #54 by Sperle
Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 04:07:21 PM

It takes a while depending on how many times you've played.

Comment #55 by SlyGmr
Thursday, August 16, 2012 @ 11:36:49 PM

This is one of the easiest achievements in the game. Just use LT to line up your shot, then try to stop it a little above the middle line. That middle line thing is not exact but if you just line up every shot w LT then you will get it pretty quick.

Comment #56 by Jays707
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 04:26:57 AM

So close...

Comment #57 by satirojr
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 03:40:52 PM

Essa conquista e muito fácil.

Comment #58 by HerBravado
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 06:10:13 PM

Whee! :D Just got this. Don't know if it does make a difference, but the only place I could actually get a ringer is MacFarlane's Ranch. Otherwise, lining it up & perfect timing is key.

Comment #59 by Glass Ghost 0
Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 03:31:12 PM

This has to be one of the worst luck based achievements I've ever tried to get.

There's no consistency, I just threw one perfectly according to the meter but it wasn't even close to the stake, and yeah I aimed it.

Comment #60 by TheAverageVargo
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 10:49:48 PM

I've managed to prop a horseshoe up against the stake before I got a ringer. I don't have a capture card so I just took a picture off my phone, but...

Comment #61 by Level 99 Lil B
Sunday, April 14, 2013 @ 08:51:15 AM

I hated this achievement with a burning passion.

Comment #62 by IKV91
Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 08:35:10 AM

I'm willing to help anybody with any achievement/challenges for the price of 20 headshots per achievement/5 per challenge. My gt: IKV91.

Comment #63 by Iceskater101
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 05:00:11 PM

Honestly, I just followed the video and I actually got it on the second try which I am still very shocked that it happened that way..

Comment #64 by KingKora
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 12:05:33 PM

I forgot to aim with LT, but after I did that, it was all about patience

Comment #65 by Teh Dwag
Saturday, September 14, 2013 @ 11:46:50 PM

Its just about patience it took me 2 games to get it

Comment #66 by Spaceman 5piff
Sunday, October 27, 2013 @ 02:56:30 PM

Comment #67 by Spaceman 5piff
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 12:22:47 AM

Comment #68 by Cpt Peaches
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 07:24:42 PM

This only took me a few tries, but its seriously one of the most frustrating achievements to get.

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Rockstar Games


US May 18, 2010
Europe May 21, 2010

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