Shoot, inch long? Them are some long spurs! Mine are only 1/2 inch if that... and were the shortest I could find. I've seen spurs as long as 3 to 4 inches on upper level dressage riders but I'm not an upper level dressage rider and as such don't have the fine leg control that it takes to be able to use such a long spur correctly.
My trainer has been hospitalized for ongoing issues, so I had a lesson with another trainer who was covering her lessons for her... We really clicked and it was a fantastic lesson! The horse I ride is normally rather pissy on the ground, but now we figured out she has Lyme which would explain some of her more recent issues, and now that is being resolved, you can already see the change in her attitude. So if my trainer is unhospitalized by my next lesson, I am going to have another lesson with her and then decide if I should switch or not.
I am also going to look at a new barn, which is a 15 minute bike ride or 5 minute drive from my house, compared to the 20 minute drive to my current barn. This is the main reason I am looking, but it is also more private which is a HUGE plus for me and the lesson horses look great and very safe and sound. They also focus on dressage/eventing which is what I would rather do, compared to equitation/hunters which is what my current barn focuses on.