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        02-12-2008, 04:18 PM
    Originally Posted by AKPaintLover
    I would remind you to keep the accusatory statements and condescending name calling out of this.
    Thank you.
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        02-12-2008, 07:00 PM
    I don't see how you could confuse spur stopping with being a 'quick fix'. It is a style of training, not a way to fix a problem...... Horse_luver- are you even sure you are familiar with the technique of spur stopping and training because your comment is quite far fetched and doesn't make any sense at all.

    For someone who likes to think that your opinion (one p not 2) is so important, you need to make sure that your facts are infact correct before you make such inflamitory comments.

    I also would think that you should please be polite in your reply as I am not attacking you - just replying to a silly comment.
        02-26-2008, 07:31 PM
    Originally Posted by horse_luver4e
    In my opinion it is and don't call me dear. (it's my pet peeve )
    So, lets see (I,m not against spur stops but have no use for them at my discpline of riding) you think it is easier to train a horse to yield/stop to spur aid, rather than to stop to sinking hips, or leaning back?! Most horses can figure out that when you sit deep or lean back (leaning back can just throw them off balance depending on how its done,so I prefer to say sinking weight) it means stop, waaayy before you even need to start training a horse to stop to spur pressure. Yielding to your weight distribution is an essential to training and is used long before a horse is mentally ready to learn how to work with spur aids and ques. (In the sense of stopping anyways) And in the training world there is no such thing as a "quick fix" a quick fix ends up with way more problems than bargended for in the begginning. When you use a "quick fx" you are replacing things a horse should know with things he is more than likely forced to do, will resist in the long run, and gains nothing.
    Spur aids are great if you are in a discipline that requires them, if all you do is ride for pleasure, or trail ride, than really you and your horse could probably live without them. That's my view on it all.

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