Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove
I ride with spurs on some horses. They're meant to be a reinforcement of your aides and not a first resort or tool for punishment. You should only use spurs if you have the stability of your leg and experience of a ride to know when to apply them and be able to effectively use them.
I agree with this as I ride with spurs myself with me gelding because he was spur trained.
As for the type of English spurs to use, for what you want, a pair of Prince of wales spurs will work. As shown in the picture below!