I am not offended, I in fact believe the true "spur stop" is horrible. I use both legs and spurs on my horses to be able to get the best and most correct movement out of them. Just because I sink both spurs in my horse they do not just stop. They round up, collect themselves and hold their back up, and tighten up, this is how you "rate" or collect your horse to round them up and slow their speed. I agree with the traditional spur stop being horrible....for I like to be able to close an outside spur for drive from a hip, and an inside spur to lift the shoulder all at the same time, so my horse can drive forward and lift its shoulder at the same time. So, I guess my use of the term "spur stop" was not explained well enough, for I do not believe in when you put both spurs in your horse they just stop. We use it to aid in holding their body together as you tell them walk, trot or whoa. I totally agree with whoa as well. Every horse I have in the barn has whoa as their stop, the leg just helps to keep them from falling out of a lope or canter when you stop, such as hollowing out their back or lifting their heads. Every pleasure trainer I have ever worked for, including two world champion AQHA pleasure trainers, all use the new form of the spur stop to slow their horse down, round it up or drop its head all without using your hand. I do a lot of bridleless riding as well, and that is why I love having every cue I would ever need through my leg only. I can slow down, speed up, drop their head, round them up, move a hip, move a shoulder, etc. and all with the leg cues, so I guess I didn't explain what I meant by spur stop well enough, I guess you could just say the newer use is as an aid to slow and round your horse so when you sink both spurs and hold with your leg it means slow down, round up and come back to me. Tina Kaven does a great job explaining what I am trying to say in one of her videos if you ever get a chance to check them out they are wonderful....and it explains the newer version of the spur stop better than I can.