Originally Posted by sorelhorse
Im going to be honest-I use these. The first bit only on rare occasions. Second one every time I ride western, and the spurs-mostly every time I ride, but I KNOW HOW TO USE THEM! You guys are forgetting the fact that even though the bit/spurs are harsh, its the rider who makes it harsh, and all in all, all bits are harsh if theres and idiot rider on them. I i disagree with the idea of its a lazy persons way ofgetting out of it, because its not. I don't see where you can make these judgements if you have never actually ridden a horse in one of these things.
Originally Posted by Allison Finch
You are right, I will never ride a horse in a snaffle like that. In my discipline, we ride with contact. THAT makes the difference. No rider could make that bit anything but nasty if ridden on any contact.
The spurs I have no problem with. They are kinder than prince of wales english spurs, IMO.
FINALLY! Here we have 2 people that ride in VERY different disciplines, yet they UNDERSTAND
each others methods and the uses. No attacks, no put-downs. Not even an agree to disagree, just an explanation as to why a bit won't work for one, while it works for another.