Spurs? Yeah or Nay? - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Spurs? Yeah or Nay?

This is a discussion on Spurs? Yeah or Nay? within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

Like Tree23Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-08-2012, 04:47 PM
Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't, it greatly depends on the horse and what I'm doing. 3 of the horses I'm training right now won't see a spur until much later in their training because they are naturally hyper-reactive to anything touching their sides. So, I get them used to my heels first and then add spurs later to increase precision. At some point, however, every horse I ride will be exposed to spurs. Whether I use them every time or not depends on the horse.

If I'm working cattle, I generally always have spurs on because they make my leg cues much clearer and more precise so there is no confusion on the horse's part about whether I'm asking for forward, sideways, or a spin.
Sponsored Links
    12-08-2012, 04:49 PM
Green Broke
I haven't had an owner ask me to not wear them. I seem to have a quiet leg so I have to go out of my way to actually use them. With my mare I sometimes use them coming into a jump that she feels like she might die out on me. Otherwise they are more decoration then anything lol.
    12-09-2012, 10:17 AM
Any other input??? Thanks for all the replies so far. Sorry for asking but Im fairly new to the horse world and would like as much info as possible.
    12-09-2012, 10:56 AM
I think you pretty much got it (: I had a trainer who would wear different rowel types on different horses..... For the most part, she wore a 6 point 'blunt', but for a few horses in the barn she rode with a rowl type called a rock grinder for 'more control'. I've never, ever seen blood on any of her horses due to spurs, so aparently she was really careful with them (rock grinders). Personally I'd never wear the rock grinders because I have not developed the leg control needed to use them properly, nor do I own a horse I'd think would benifit from me using them.
    12-09-2012, 11:33 AM
I use spurs if I need them. My personal spurs are just small ones, maybe a centimeter or two long with a round tip. The longest I've used was a 2 or 3 inch long spurs, for a lazy non-sensitive horse. If you feel iffy about spurs at all I recommend Spursuaders. They are the most amazing thing and so gentle, we use them on our OTTBs and sensitive horses- more of a nudge than a poke. Of course, with all spurs you should have a gentle lower leg and be able to ride without poking the horse identically.
    12-09-2012, 12:56 PM
I always ride in spurs. They are just there as use as a backup aid when my horses either arent getting the que, or are ignoring it. SO most of the time, the spurs don't get used even though they are there.
    12-09-2012, 01:00 PM
During the off season I don't wear them, but when I'm training for shows I wear them with ever ride as they give me so much more precision.
    12-09-2012, 02:22 PM
I ride in spurs. The main reason I wear spurs is that I have advancing arthritis in my knees and I don't have the leg pressure or mobility I once had. I have also been riding for quite a few years and understand how to use them correctly.
EvilHorseOfDoom likes this.
    12-10-2012, 05:39 AM
Not sure I'd ride in these, tbh...

Kayty likes this.
    12-10-2012, 05:50 AM
I ride in spurs - spurs aren't evil torture devices as the inexperienced folks like to make them out to be. It's the people who use them, like any other piece of equipment.

I wear 25mm round disk Sprenger rowels. Like NBE, I have a quiet leg and the spur isn't applied unless its needed. A quiet leg is a compulsory pre-req for wearing spurs in my books, if your heel comes up or your lower leg swings, you don't wear spurs until you fix it.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yeah! He has dapples! GoldSahara Horse Colors and Genetics 12 05-28-2012 10:28 PM
Rowel spurs vs pow spurs Slucieshort Horse Training 9 04-07-2012 11:56 PM
yeah...i might be stupid. but... Gingerrrrr Horse Talk 11 02-16-2009 09:23 PM
Yeah, they're under saddle palogal Horse Training 1 07-26-2008 03:02 PM
Yeah first thread! horse_luver4e Driving 9 02-26-2008 12:43 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0