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Which way does a lucky horseshoe point?

Asked by jaytkay (25767points) May 19th, 2011

Hanging a horseshoe on the wall for good luck – where does the open end point?

I was surprised recently when someone disagreed with me on this. I thought there was only one universal answer!

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Seelix's avatar

I thought the open end pointed down, so that the “bad luck” would go in and loop around and back out again.

BarnacleBill's avatar

The open side up, so the luck doesn’t spill out.

lillycoyote's avatar

The open end should point up or else all the luck falls out of it. That’s what I’ve always heard.

Damn @BarnacleBill got there a nanosecond before me.

Randy's avatar

Yup, open end up so the bad luck doesn’t fall out. I have a horseshoe around my elbow and I was going to get it open side down but my artist stopped me and told me that story of the luck falling out so we changed it.

Seelix's avatar

Hmm… Okay, I see where I got confused. The Italian corna is meant to turn the bad luck away from you.

chyna's avatar

Open end up. Keeps all your luck in.

Randy's avatar

Whoops…. I meant so the good luck doesn’t fall out.

TheIntern55's avatar

I only use horseshoes for the game.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Towards the back of the horse when the horse is standing on its feet.

Generally up for good luck, if you are having a run of bad luck turn it down to change your luck.

dxs's avatar

@WestRiverrat took my technical actual-use answer…

rts486's avatar

Up, so the good luck stays in the bowl.

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