Originally Posted by cowboy bowhunter
How is that different then using a crop. I have seen many miss use crops.
It's very VERY had to use crop unintentionally. Heck, I can't even imagine how you'd do that. However when your leg is not stable enough (and moves all over the place) on trot/canter/turn/transition it's very easy to jab a horse unintentionally
. Or apply too much of spur when you want to do it (and don't know how).