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post #1 of 45 Old 05-04-2010, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Spurs vs Crops?

Which do you prefer for your pokey pony?

I use spurs as I don't have to give as much as a squeeze before she's off cantering. She's one of those clever mares so one squeeze with spurs in the beginning keeps her very responsive the whole lesson.

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post #2 of 45 Old 05-04-2010, 10:22 PM
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I like the refinement spurs give me when riding a fairly well trained horse. If forced to choose one over the other I'd have to pick spurs. However, when training dressage I'm known to have a dressage whip in hand ;] Also, out on cross country I find a crop a must! If only simply as a safety measure. But sometimes that extra umph a well placed tap can give you is just necessary.

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post #3 of 45 Old 05-04-2010, 10:28 PM
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I've never used a crop, spurs are easier to use, because you don't have to hold the crop in your hand throughout the ride. But when I use spurs (sometimes, depends on the day) I use ballpoint spurs. My horse's are very responsive, so there's no need for a "harsher" spur.
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post #4 of 45 Old 05-04-2010, 10:29 PM
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I never use spurs, but I keep a short crop with me if my horse doesn't respect my leg in ring.
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post #5 of 45 Old 05-04-2010, 10:36 PM
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I like spurs better because I always drop my whip. lol

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post #6 of 45 Old 05-04-2010, 10:37 PM
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I prefer the crop because the horse can see it coming. Sometimes just raising it will get them moving.
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post #7 of 45 Old 05-04-2010, 10:42 PM
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i prefer a crop.

also, you cant accidentally use the crop like you can spurs. they are so often misused.

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post #8 of 45 Old 05-04-2010, 10:48 PM
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Crop. I used spurs on my dead sided mare when I competed Novice with her, but I don't trust myself with them on any other horse.

So yeah, crop if necessary.

Always on XC though. No matter what horse.

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post #9 of 45 Old 05-04-2010, 10:50 PM
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Crop.

Always on XC though. No matter what horse.
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post #10 of 45 Old 05-04-2010, 11:01 PM
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I have a fairly powerful kick so I'm too paranoid to use spurs. But then again I always drop crops...so if possible I just use leg. But I prefer crops if I need something extra.
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