Genuine Amish horseshoe purchased from an Amish farrier in Lancaster County PA.
From the time horseshoes were invented, through out the world, they had a connection to good luck. It depends on what country or culture you consult how the mounting position of the shoe relates to that good luck. In our area a horseshoe mounted in a “U” position is thought to hold or contain the good luck, like a cup. A Celtic belief was that iron shoes warded against unwanted otherworldly gusts. Nails in a hung shoe enhanced the good luck and it is thought beneficial to hang a shoe where people can touch it. Horseshoe lore is varied and extensive, worthy of further interest.