to spur or not to spur..?

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  • Is it good to have spurs pop up barrels for barrel racing

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    11-16-2013, 12:19 PM
to spur or not to spur..?

Do you wear spurs while running?

I wear them only when I know I'm in good enough shape & have a strong enough leg to keep them away from my horse. Right now, I wouldn't be wearing them because I haven't rode in months so I would probably be jabbing at my poor horse every other step. Even if the horse doesn't need spurs, it's nice to have them on. You never know when you may need the extra push around a barrel :) I just wear little nubs like these-

What kind of spurs do you use? Do you wear spurs all the time? On certain horses? Just warming up or on an actual run?

Thought this may be an interesting topic to discuss. I'm just getting into barrels and love to hear others opinions.
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    11-16-2013, 08:44 PM
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I myself don't wear spurs ever. I get what I need from my horses without them.

I have nothing against spurs as long as they are used correctly. I just don't wear them.
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    11-17-2013, 01:17 AM
I wear spurs on everything, even when I start colts.

The key is a strong lower leg. I usually use cloverleaf spurs. I want to be able to twitch my leg and get what I want. You simple can't get the same refinement without them. Of course, I grew up showing where visible cues were marks down. I only run barrels now, and school some cow horses, but old habits die hard I suppose.
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    11-17-2013, 04:44 PM
I always have my spurs on- they have fairly blunt rowels, and I know how to use them. You have to have strong legs, and a good seat. As long as you know how to use them, you will be okay. Like SorrelHorse, I use them on all the horses I ride- those in training, and those I'm competing with.
    11-17-2013, 06:26 PM
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I always ride my horse with western rowels but last weekend in my lesson my new trainer took them off me! LMAO!

I have very recently switched from western pleasure to reining and the use of spurs and seat is so very different.....

I'm going to order a shorter pair of spurs actually....

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