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.