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    10-25-2012, 07:29 PM
  #1
Weanling
Spurs?

English riders, what type of spurs do you use, and what are the benefits of them?
I have heard that regukar dummies can cause bruising?
I am considering the roller ball ones, thoughts?
     
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    10-25-2012, 07:32 PM
  #2
Trained
Bruising? I have used spurs for close to forty years, never had a horse's sides bruised, injured or fur ruffled from a spur. I use a plain el cheapo nubby english spur and a rowelled one for western. Guess maybe it's how the equipment is used?
     
    10-25-2012, 07:34 PM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
Bruising? I have used spurs for close to forty years, never had a horse's sides bruised, injured or fur ruffled from a spur. I use a plain el cheapo nubby english spur and a rowelled one for western. Guess maybe it's how the equipment is used?
I am seriously clueless about this stype of stuff.
I have just read that dummy spurs can be a bit pokey with sensative horses or soemthing.
     
    10-25-2012, 07:42 PM
  #4
Weanling
I am thinking of these
Google Image Result for http://www.groomers-online.com/shopimages/products/extras/roller-ball-spurs.jpg

Or these

Google Image Result for http://www.theshack4tack.co.uk/images/_lib/jhl-prosteel-solid-rollerball-spurs-6599-0-1296754642000.jpg
     
    10-25-2012, 07:51 PM
  #5
Trained
Dummy spurs have a very small surface area that makes contact with the horse's side, therefore, contrary to popular belief, the dummy spur is actually quite severe.
I use a Sprenger disk spur, with a 250mm shaft. The disk is smooth edged and spins, therefore when applied, it covers a great surface area and also rolls along the horse's skin rather than jabbing into it.

Obviously, all spurs should only be worn by a rider who can control their lower leg. And should never bruise or cut the horse. If this is occurring, you are abusing the use of a spur and should go back to learning to ride before trying to train a horse with the use of a spur.
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    10-26-2012, 04:05 AM
  #6
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Kayty    
Dummy spurs have a very small surface area that makes contact with the horse's side, therefore, contrary to popular belief, the dummy spur is actually quite severe.
I use a Sprenger disk spur, with a 250mm shaft. The disk is smooth edged and spins, therefore when applied, it covers a great surface area and also rolls along the horse's skin rather than jabbing into it.

Obviously, all spurs should only be worn by a rider who can control their lower leg. And should never bruise or cut the horse. If this is occurring, you are abusing the use of a spur and should go back to learning to ride before trying to train a horse with the use of a spur.
Thanks! Do you have a picture of them, or link to them? I goodled and got pictures of bits haha.

I have only had limited experience with spurs along the years and with differnt horses, new new bloke is now getting to the point wheere I need to be a little more direct in my aids.
     
    10-26-2012, 04:07 AM
  #7
Weanling
The Dressage Connection
These?
     
    10-26-2012, 06:55 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Kayty    
Dummy spurs have a very small surface area that makes contact with the horse's side, therefore, contrary to popular belief, the dummy spur is actually quite severe.
Yay, someone who understands physics!
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    10-26-2012, 07:32 PM
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Trained
Yep brooke those are the ones, but the disks on mine are a little bigger. My gelding goes much better in these than in dummy spurs, he'd always pull a face when I touched him with the dummies, in the Sprengers I always get a positive reaction from him.


Ponyboy, I assumed it was plain old common sense! ;)
     

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