The History of Horseshoes


The horseshoe was introduced to our western culture by the greeks in the 4th century. They believed it symbolised the crescent moon which was regarded as a symbol of fertility.

It is said that a wedding horseshoe given as a gift must be a used shoe held upright by the ribbons that are attached to its shoulders to keep in good luck, good health and prosperity.

Horseshoes can be offered as a gift for special celebrations like wedding anniversaries, new homes, special birthday's, newborns or as a good luck etc.

According to tradition, a horseshoe should be carried - but never purchased - by its owner. In today's throwaway society what better way to help than by both recycling a used horseshoe and blessing someone with the gift of good luck.