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Tessa Bear 01-03-2008 01:57 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! :)

I Love Lane 01-03-2008 02:00 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.

tim 01-03-2008 02:09 AM

Spur stopping = essential.

Kyani 01-03-2008 11:16 AM

Ok, in the UK here...what IS spur stopping?

Sara 01-03-2008 11:30 AM

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.

Kyani 01-03-2008 11:37 AM

This is why I'm confused...why would you need a spur to stop? Is this a western thing?

Sara 01-03-2008 11:58 AM

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

BluMagic 01-03-2008 12:28 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.

Kyani 01-03-2008 12:34 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.

LuLu 01-03-2008 12:39 PM

I'm with Kyani on this one :? :?

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