Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Acctually, I find that it's easier to use the spur and to give aids when my heels isn't shoved down. Also, if your heel is shoved down, what is your calf doing? The muscles are tightening, so when your heel isn't shoved, your muscles arn't as tight, which makes the slighest tension in them feelable (is that a word?) to the horse. Dressage is all about how the slightest cue will get the disired result, so just tightening your muscles a certian way does sometime different. Like I have different ways of tightening my muscles in my legs to signal stoping and going.
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