Question by  Dani (25)

Should a horseshoe display being pointing up or down?

I think horseshoes are good luck so I want to put some on my wall. But I don't want them going the wrong way.


Answer by  mdfloyd (131)

The best way to position your horseshoe is with the open part up, like the letter U. This keeps good luck in. The downward position lets the luck run out.


Answer by  flooringal (219)

Horseshoes should be placed upside down on a wall with the ends pointed up. Pointing the ends down toward the floor will only make all your luck run out, or down.


Answer by  John (9008)

Traditionally, a horseshoe should be displayed with the ends pointed up. In other words, it should look somewhat like a letter "u. " The tradition states that the horseshoe is like a cup filled with good luck, and if you display it upside down, the luck will pour out. If you visualize the horseshoe as a cup, this makes sense.


Answer by  Anonymous

In some places in the world, it should be with points facing down. With points down, the luck pours out onto the person walking through the door, or onto the house or barn or animals coming through. Protection against magic is always pointed down.

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