Spurs vs Crops?

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Spurs vs Crops?

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Crop 27 62.79%
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    05-04-2010, 08:06 PM
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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    05-04-2010, 09:22 PM
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.
    05-04-2010, 09:28 PM
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.
    05-04-2010, 09:29 PM
I never use spurs, but I keep a short crop with me if my horse doesn't respect my leg in ring.
    05-04-2010, 09:36 PM
I like spurs better because I always drop my whip. Lol
    05-04-2010, 09:37 PM
I prefer the crop because the horse can see it coming. Sometimes just raising it will get them moving.
    05-04-2010, 09:42 PM
I prefer a crop.

Also, you can't accidentally use the crop like you can spurs. They are so often misused.
    05-04-2010, 09:48 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.
    05-04-2010, 09:50 PM
Originally Posted by eventerdrew    

Always on XC though. No matter what horse.
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    05-04-2010, 10:01 PM
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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