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post #21 of 32 Old 05-24-2009, 07:49 PM
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Always down, If you wear them up you will be poking the horse if you even put your calf on him. Which you won't realize you are doing, and you'll make him sour for sure :)
Not always true! My spurs are swan neck and the rowel sits about an inch above the bottom of my boot, and I still ahve to really try to contact him with them, which is how I like it.

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Obviously you've never read the rules and regulations regarding spurs.
Which are? Please share. In my opinion they should point up also, and my opinion comes from MY experience with spurs, albeit not spurs like in the OP.

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Which are? Please share. .

Spurs - up or down?

My post 8 on this thread.
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I've read that post. To me it didn't clear up this question.

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I've read that post. To me it didn't clear up this question.

Can you post a picture of your spurs or something like them?
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They are swan neck spurs, almost the same as the picture I posted first in this topic but with smooth rowels. The swan neck makes the rowel sit about an inch (roughly) above the bottom of my boot. My horse has quite a deep barrel, Yet I don't constantly touch him with the sour when using my calves...

If I has spur that pointed down such as the ones in the OP, then I would have to turn my toes either out or down to contact him with the spur.

Here's another pic. They are similar to this, but with a smooth rowel and a slightly more pronounced swan neck.


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they go down.

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They are swan neck spurs, almost the same as the picture I posted first in this topic but with smooth rowels. The swan neck makes the rowel sit about an inch (roughly) above the bottom of my boot. My horse has quite a deep barrel, Yet I don't constantly touch him with the sour when using my calves...

If I has spur that pointed down such as the ones in the OP, then I would have to turn my toes either out or down to contact him with the spur.

Here's another pic. They are similar to this, but with a smooth rowel and a slightly more pronounced swan neck.

the type of spurs that you posted cant be changed up or down. they clearly go down because of where you attach the leathers.

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1. They do not 'point down'. The angle of the rowel is down, but the position of the rowel in relation to the base of the spur is UP. That is what i'm talking about.

2. I know they can't be changed. I'm not sure why you thought I didn't know that, lol?

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WILD SPOT, you sure know a lot...
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I don't know if you are being sarcastic?

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