Spur Stop/ Spur breaking

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Spur Stop/ Spur breaking

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    01-03-2008, 02:57 AM
Spur Stop/ Spur breaking

Ok I know this is a very controverisial subject which is why I want to make a thread about it.

What are you thouhts on it? Don't hold back I want to know! :)
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    01-03-2008, 03:00 AM
We all know that I am a firm believer in spurs. I have had world, national, state, congress and futurity chaampions and I never ride without them....... enough said I think.
    01-03-2008, 03:09 AM
Spur stopping = essential.
    01-03-2008, 12:16 PM
Ok, in the UK here...what IS spur stopping?
    01-03-2008, 12:30 PM
Seeing as spur pressure is a "go" signal for just about any other discipline, I would have to say I don't agree with it.
    01-03-2008, 12:37 PM
This is why I'm confused...why would you need a spur to stop? Is this a western thing?
    01-03-2008, 12:58 PM
It is a western pleasure thing. Basically, the ideal for a wp horse is to go on as loose a rein as possible...which makes a clean stop more challenging, especially on a young or less trained horse. Thus, the spur stop, which is a more noticeable aid. At least that is my understanding of it...not sure what else you guys use it for:P
    01-03-2008, 01:28 PM
I DO NOT spur stop. I think it just confuses the horse with the mixed signals of stop and go. Like Sara said, I don't agree. However, I do wear spears at times when needed.
    01-03-2008, 01:34 PM
So, you are, in effect, banned from using rein contact, so you replace it with something that is also an aid to go? Sounds odd and confusing to me. I'm sure it must be more complicated than that, right? I thought western placed a lot of emphasis on the seat and legs to give aids.
    01-03-2008, 01:39 PM
I'm with Kyani on this one

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