Originally Posted by kevinshorses
They may be Les Vogt spurs. I don't like to spend much on spurs (less than $50) so I try to buy either shiny stainless wide banded spurs or brushed stainless. None of that cheap looking decoration on the side. I'm tall so I like a spur that doesn't drop the rowel at all. The bigger the rowel the more feel your horse will have for it. I also like them a little pointier than the ones you picked out but to each his own.
THANK YOU! They are Les Vogt. Wow, his signature on them looks nothing like that, haha. I could tell there was an L and a V, though. Thank you again!
I have pointer 12-spike rowels on there at the moment, but I want to add a bit of variation. I'm going to order the ones I have now or something along those lines (they're getting a bit old and don't have much of a spin left in them) and a bit of a blunter rowel just to see how they work.
That's interesting to know about the drop in the spur. I have a slight drop to mine, but they're also pretty long shanked (although not quite western pleasure-long). Granted, I'm only 5'9" (it's not often that I say "only") but my husband is a decent bit taller - I'll have to look into ones without a drop for him, I suppose!
I, too, prefer the plain stainless look. Mainly because I use them for working, not for lookin' pretty! ;)
ETA: I'm ordering a pair of blunter spiked rowels to fine tune some of his reining skills. We use the sharper points for every day riding because I need less of a 'touch' with them. But for reining I roll my spurs a bit more and also use a heavier 'touch' to designate speed of things like spins.