Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
I am for spurs.
I hate crops, really - they look sloppy unless you are a pro at carrying them, they don't work on the shoulder, which is the only place you can reach without grabbing both reins with one hand, and when you do use one hand, you can end up dorpping a rein and then you have a fast horse and no breaks. So yea, I hate them :p I do wear spurs on the lesson horses I ride. They are spur-rode, totally broke to them. I don't use them with my Arab, because she would have a fit with them. So really I think it depends on the horse and the rider. The horse has to have a calm enough mind to handle it, and the rider has to have a calm enough leg.
I have been riding for 8+ yrs and I only just started with spurs last year. I just wasn't confident enough with my leg. But now that I know how to control my legs easily, spurs became good for me. I don't think spurs are cruel in any way - I think that -some- people that use them are cruel (ex, the 12 yr old boy Isuel mentioned.)
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