Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Missouri
" You don't use spurs with a horse when they're 'acting up'"
That is not necessarily true. There are horses that a swift punch with the spurs, when they are acting up, will settle them down faster than any thing else. And others that if you'd punch them with a spur when they are acting up, will dump you in a heart beat. And there are horses that you simply can not use them on, period, no way, no how, never.
Some horses simply do better with their use and others do not. I prefer not to use them, but I have a couple that need them.
They are especially helpful with some folks with very short legs or very weak legs.
"spurs should be for refining, NOT of reinforcing. That's what a crop/whip is for"
Not necessarily, some horse will blow completely up with the use of a crop/whip, but a spur works just fine. In fact, I see a lot more that will blow from the whip, than from a spur.
Last edited by bbsmfg3; 02-28-2013 at 02:42 PM.