OBJECTIVE OF H.O.R.S.E POKER: Win hands in all the separate poker variations in order to win their corresponding pots.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2-7 players
NUMBER OF CARDS: 52-card deck
RANK OF CARDS: A,K,Q,J,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2
TYPE OF GAME: Poker
H.O.R.S.E is a mixed poker game combining five different variations of poker:
Razz and Eight or Better are variations on Seven Card Stud poker and both can be found on the same page under the subtitle, “Variations.” Texas Hold ‘Em and Omaha are both played with blinds and Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Eight or Better are played with bring-in bets and/or antes as usual.
These games are cycled through, changing with each hand, in the order of the abbreviation. If there are more than seven players, the players to the right of the dealer (the last players) sit out on Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Eight or Better so that the deck doesn’t run out. Each player should sit out an equal number of hands during those rounds.
In casinos, the game is switched every 30 minutes when a new house dealer arrives.
C.H.O.R.S.E & C.H.O.R.S.E.L
These games are played similar to H.O.R.S.E with the addition of Crazy Pineapple and Low-Ball poker (either California or Ace-to-Five).
R.O.E, H.O.E, H.O.S.E, S.H.O.E
Played exactly like H.O.R.S.E with fewer rounds. These variations move faster than H.O.R.S.E.
This is a recent version, invented around 2008, which mixes eight poker games. It is sometimes just referred to as “Eight-Game Mix.”
- Limit 2-7 Triple Draw
- Limit Hold ‘Em
- Limit Omaha/8
- Limit Razz
- Limit Seven Card Stud
- Limit Eight or Better
- No Limit Hold ‘Em
- Pot Limit Omaha High or PLO