Hanging The Luck
Horseshoes can be seen outside of homes or businesses above front doors and back doors and also inside of homes above entryways and doorways. There is a strong Irish belief that the shoes be hung upright like the 'letter U' to collect and store the luck inside. Other cultures believe that the shoe should be hung like an upside down 'letter U' so that the luck spills out and over anyone passing under it.
A lucky horseshoe makes a meaningful and perfect gift for any occasion, but especially as a housewarming gift bringing with it some old country rustic charm and plenty of Irish luck to the new home and all who live there.