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Arts, Performing Arts

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Horseshoes and Bits - folklore and luck

November 3rd, 2015

Episode 2313 of 3777 episodes

As thousands of us adjust our fascinators, and pick up our hand bags and man bags for that big race it's timely to ponder the symbolism of the horse shoe and the bit, that piece of metalwork at the end of the bridle. The shoe and the bit have a deep significance not only in folklore but in fashion.

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