Originally Posted by Spirithorse
I simply try to look at it from the horse's perspective. Spurs should not be used to get horses to go. Plain and simple. I wouldn't want to be spurred in the side, and I'm darn certain horses don't want to be, either.
I don't want to get grounded, suspended, or yelled at, so I do my homework, behave, and obey rules. Nor do I want to get spurred, but it would be a very good incentive to do what I'm asked.
My horse doesn't want to get smacked with the crop or spurred, so he listens to my leg.