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        05-30-2013, 10:23 PM
      #1511
    Yearling
    Here we go again...

    Horses may not LIKE being poked, but you know, if I need to poke them to get some respect, I am going to do it! I'm rather give a quick poke with the spur with a lot less pressure than kick harder without. (I own short spurs with a nub at the end, btw.)

    Also, think about this. If someone poked you decently hard(ish), you would probably move over quick, (then retaliate, lol). If someone just pushed on you it would be easier to resist. Same with horses.

    So really, spurs are perfectly fine if you USE THEM CORRECTLY. Spurs are for both refinement and reinforcement.

    On a completely different note, I have passed Driver's ED! I got 100% on the written test and have my Driver's ED driving hours in. YAY.
         
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        05-31-2013, 12:42 AM
      #1512
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by HorseCrazyTeen    
    Another thing, unless used incorrectly, spurs never cause a problem.

    You are right about the respect thing. BUT, it doesn't mean you can't WEAR them. :)
    Yeah, I can say I completely agree with you. I like spurs, I use them, I just believe spur use should be limited and shouldn't be your primary leg cue. But they are a great tool to use, but that's all they are. They're an artificial leg aid, and they shouldn't take the place of your natural leg aid.

    I love spurs, I use them, I use them correctly. They're a great tool and really help with your leg aids. They just are better used to reinforce and refine your natural leg aid, which should always be your primary leg cue.
         
        05-31-2013, 12:57 AM
      #1513
    Yearling
    Exactly! ^
         
        05-31-2013, 01:28 AM
      #1514
    Trained
    I'm not going to get into the spur conversation, I'll just read it. Lol!

    But I'm glad you got %100 HCT! :)
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        05-31-2013, 01:42 AM
      #1515
    Trained
    Spurs aren't a gadget any more than a whip, or a bit, or a saddle or a bridle. They're an artificial aid. A gadget is any kind of martingale/tie down, any kind of lunging system [side reins are a gadget and the ONLY one I use], basically anything that is designed to be used as a shortcut.

    For the record I hate that it's almost impossible to get a quality dressage bridle that DOESN'T have a crank noseband with a flash strap! Needlessly complicated... a properly trained dressage horse needs no noseband at all, and only goes in one because of tradition and aesthetics. Why should I pay almost twice the price to get less leather? [I have to buy a "show" bridle if I want a plain cavesson noseband on a nice quality bridle, and the price show hack riders pay for their gear is ridiculous!]
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        05-31-2013, 01:52 AM
      #1516
    Weanling
    A martingale is defined as an artificial aid too. And spurs are an artificial aid.

    I'm not saying you're wrong and I'm not saying I'm right. That's the thing about the horse world, everyone has an opinion and everyone's opinions are different. I respect your opinion Blue eyed pony, and your opinion isn't wrong. :)

    Congrats HCT! I got like an 84% in my test haha.

    1 more week and school is out!!!
         
        05-31-2013, 11:12 AM
      #1517
    Green Broke
    Schools out here.. well on the spurs conversation ... I have a question. Sunny knows leg aids.. but sometimes... ignores them. On purpose... so would spurs be good to try? To enforce it?
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        05-31-2013, 02:36 PM
      #1518
    Yearling
    BB~ That's what I would do. Ignoring you should not be an option, so if Sunny ignores your leg aid, use the spurs right afterward to reinforce it. Just start light and only get harder if you need to. :)
         
        05-31-2013, 02:38 PM
      #1519
    Yearling
    And thanks guys! I'm pretty happy. I think taking the whole course in 5 days probably helped me get a high score, rather than spreading it out over a semester.
         
        05-31-2013, 07:04 PM
      #1520
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by barrelbeginner    
    Schools out here.. well on the spurs conversation ... I have a question. Sunny knows leg aids.. but sometimes... ignores them. On purpose... so would spurs be good to try? To enforce it?
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    Perfect situation for spurs. I'd definitely use a spur in this case.
         

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