The use of a horseshoe as protective and good luck symbol goes back many centuries, so yes, it is sure good feng shui to have it in your home. The iron horseshoe has a long history as a powerful good luck charm in most Western countries, as well as India. In the Indian Vastu Shastra which is an ancient environmental are very similar to feng shui the horseshoe is one of the most popular protection symbols for a home. The horseshoe is definitely great feng shui protection and good luck cure for the front door of a house.
The way the horseshoe is hung and displayed varies. Some regions of the world believe that hanging the horseshoe in an upward position (U) holds in all the good luck and the powers it brings. For them, hanging the horseshoe upside down meant that its powers would fall away and dissipate. However, there are others who believe that hanging it in a downward position allows all of the good luck, protective powers and good fortune to shower upon you and surround the home.  

Another belief exists that the horseshoe, because of its crescent shape, has the ability to ward off the evil eye. In ancient Europe this crescent shape represents the various moon goddesses, which were signs of protection, good luck, fertility and could protect against a curse from the evil eye. 

From early times to today people still wear horseshoe charms and amulets to bring good luck. Horseshoes were originally held in place on the horse using seven iron nails, as seven was considered a very lucky number. That is why some horseshoes and charms are made with seven nail holes in them. The horseshoe was also used by sailors who nailed them to the foremasts of their ships to ward off evil spirits ad entities from harming their ships, crew or preventing them from arriving at their destination safely.
3 feng shui tips for using the horseshoe as good luck and protection cure
  • Choose a worn horseshoe rather than a new one.
  • Place the horseshoe with the two ends pointing up.
  • Do not place an iron horseshoe above a metal door.
Placement of Horseshoe
  • The horseshoe is also placed above the doorways, as well as the fireplace.
  • The horseshoe is usually placed outside the front door (and above it) as a protection symbol, but there is no restriction against placing it inside the front door.
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Horseshoe placed above the door

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