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Shoeing the Colts after the Hocktide Lunch on Tutti Day in Hungerford, Bedfordshire. Hocktide is a mediaeval festival thought to originate from the 11th Century massacre of the Danes. The festivities go on for many days, but the Tuesday, Tutti Day, is the main day which involves Shoeing the Colts, a practice in which all first time attendees are shod by the blacksmith. Their legs are held and a nail is driven into their shoe. They are not released until they shout "Punch".