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post #1 of 16 Old 10-11-2012, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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Spurs for winter boots??

So I have some Weaver brand spurs that are supposed to be men's sized, but apparently Weaver has a very skewed idea of the size of mens feet. They just fit over my(female) western boots. Well now it is winter boot time. I absolutely need spurs for riding. Tried last night without them and she won't turn....

The entire time I have been training her I have been using spurs because my feet hang so low it is much easier to give a little push of a spur then to lift my leg up.

So what spurs will fit over my winter boots?? Picture of the boots I have below.

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post #2 of 16 Old 10-12-2012, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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No one uses spurs in the winter?!?
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Those look like English boots. With my boots I just pulled the spurs with my hands until they were wide enough to fit. I don't think my spurs have a brand - they were on a rack at the tack store without packaging. If Jose are western spurs you're using then I have no idea :)
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The boots are wider than western boots so the mens western spurs are not wide enough. I will have to measure how wide they need to be tonight. I tried pulling them apart but western spurs are heavier metal. Maybe I will have the bf try. She was a complete twat last night, I neeeeeeeeed spurs. I actually had to kick her sides last night which she did not like as I never ever kick. She responds fully off leg pressure and spur touches but yet without spurs she won't turn very well and I have to use the reins more.
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I use spurs in the winter but I wear my regular boots with battery socks. I'm super picky about boot soles, crepe or smooth leather only for me so I don't have true winter riding boots - I wear my snow boots to the barn and change into my riding boots.

What about a pair of the cheap slip ons like this that could be bent?
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I'd just switch to English spurs for the winter.
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I have a big heavy set of Schnee Snow Paks for winter. You can buy overshoe spurs or packer spurs. I just ended do kind like what MHF did. Bought some cheapy spurs and had hubby bend them so the fit my paks.

Something else to consider.... if your boots need an oversized spur you might look into some oversized(overshoe) stirrups as well. Having a fat boot stuffed in a little stirrup could a wreck.

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I might have to but since I am an english rider I would need to buy two pairs since I planned on buying english spurs anyway and don't want those ruined for my summer boots lol. I was just given my current ones for free so I hadn't bothered actually paying for a pair haha.

Do those slip on ones actually stay on? We do alot of riding, mostly off trails so theres tons of trees and other things to get scraped on.

Oh yea and my new saddle I just bought came with some pretty large stirrups so my boot fits loosely.

Well looks like the bf has a job to do today before our trail ride.
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She was a complete twat last night, I neeeeeeeeed spurs. I actually had to kick her sides last night which she did not like as I never ever kick. She responds fully off leg pressure and spur touches but yet without spurs she won't turn very well and I have to use the reins more.
Sorry - but what you need is to strenghten and train your legs.

I ride with and without spurs. I school/train/practice without spurs. My horses respond from seat and leg cues. When I compete, the spurs are an edge.
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And perhaps in the future we will get there but since the lowest part of my leg that touches my horse is my lower calf my feet are pretty useless. I can make my horse spin on her back end at a stand still simply by weighting a foot and the touch of a spur. And since this works for us I don't really feel like changing this.

We do not compete right now and if we ever did we would only do local schooling shows for dressage but that is only after a trainer has been involved.
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