For the spurs, I don't want to use them, I'm not familiar with them and am too afraid of making a mistake. Thank you though. I wouldn't even know what kind to buy.
Corporal, I try to include a lot of Clinton's methods in my ground work, so yes he is helpful! Unfortunatly I moved to a farm that has 2 pastures of at least 7 acres each, and that's it, so our ground work has gone from round pen to a line, but its going.
As for a misuse of a crop, I hope I don't! However my horse is use to having a whip tap on him from the ground, so hopefully he won't freak in the saddle, but we'll start out slowly. He does need to go back to a bit of basics first on the ground before I try to mimic it in the saddle.
Thank you again guys, for the advice.