I have a pair of spurs that I use on the lazy school mare I ride. She's 12-13 and doesn't canter. So I've been using them to get her to try it. Well, she did it! But since I haven't cantered in FOREVER, I got insecure and gripped. I turned my heel too much and the rowel poked her. At the same time, a truck backfired, and we bounced a bit. ;)
Should I get a different kind of spur? I'm thinking I might be a little more daring if I'm not afraid of stabbin' her. Would a POW or sidewinder spur be a little easier for me to learn with? Of course, I'll still *have* my big boys.