Originally Posted by Starlight
I don't realy spurs are nessary. Beacuse you just take the back of your heel and do the same thing.
I use spurs for refinement. If I were to just 'take the back of my heel' as you say, and ask for a pivot on the haunches, I'm only giving him a vague idea of what I want, seeing as my cues for other things are in that general area of his side. My heel isn't small enough to push that one specific button to get what I want.