Horse Shoes for Luck

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by annanicole18, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. annanicole18

    annanicole18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband and I recently went to Metamora, IN. While there we discovered that they sell the horseshoes from the horses that pull their canal boat. We purchased one and it is delightfully massive!!! I am around horses constantly but love the big drafts. We want to hang it above our front door but cannot find anything consistent about how it is supposed to be hung. So I came to BYC to see what everyone on here thinks. Ends pointing up to hold in the luck or pointing down to diminish bad luck coming through the door?
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hopefully, it's the ends pointing up, so the luck won't run out! Because that's how they are here, over every door to the house and shop/garage.

    I like the big ones too, but most of mine are from steeplechasers and polo ponies.
     
  3. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Up to hold the luck......
     
  4. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Whichever way you decide to hang it, just be sure that it is held securely. It would be bad luck for it to fall down on someone's head as they went through the doorway! [​IMG]
     
  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    up holds the luck, we have two over the doors of our main chicken coop that the birds use to go into the run.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Dang!! No wonder why i ALWAYS have such bad luck!! [​IMG]

    **going outside to turn my horse shoe UP!!** [​IMG]
     
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  7. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I always heard that the ends should point up. It must have worked, we never had especially bad luck in our old house. [​IMG]
     
  8. Blackbird

    Blackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dang!! No wonder why i ALWAYS have such bad luck!! [​IMG]

    **going outside to turn my horse shoe UP!!** [​IMG]

    YOU AND ME BOTH! UGH!
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Quote:Dang!! No wonder why i ALWAYS have such bad luck!! [​IMG]

    **going outside to turn my horse shoe UP!!** [​IMG]

    OOPS! [​IMG]
     
  10. annanicole18

    annanicole18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok that big boy is going up tomorrow. Can't ask hubby to do too much in one day seeing that the upgraded our aquarium from a 10 to 20 gallon today! Glad that some people know which way is the right way the internet wanted to tell me either way....
     

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