HORSE poker is actually an acronym which describes the combination of several poker games and each word of HORSE represents a different type of poker game:
O- Omaha hi/low
S- Seven card stud
E- Eight or better (seven card stud hi/low)
HORSE poker is a mixture of five different poker games that are played in a set rotation at a single table. One round of each of the poker games is played so if there are ten people sitting at the table ten games of each are played. Holdem game is played at the first followed by the Omaha hi/low and so on and when the seven card stud hi/low round is completed it goes back to the holdem. The game is usually very easy and fun to play as it changes after each round and players always need to be ahead of the game. Once you understand the basic rules of the game it’s easy to develop strategies and take advantage of tips and once you become perfect in the game you can make lots of money. HORSE poker offers players an opportunity to develop their game skills.
A vast majority of H.O.R.S.E. games are played with a fixed limit betting structure but occasionally you can also find pot limit horse game. If you want to become a perfect horse game player you would require a lot of discipline and hard work as you not only need to learn how to play five different games, but to learn how to play five different games well. If you want to apply any type of strategy you need to learn the proper strategy for all five games, as if you only know how to win at a few games you would suffer great losses against players who know how to play the five games well. HORSE poker is a great way to develop expertise in multiple games and break up the monotony of playing a single game throughout the session.