When I showed WP (Before a very bad experience with one of my heart horses) I trained all my horses spur cues. But I only had WP as my primary sport for about two months, then I couldn't take it anymore. I just had
to do something faster than slowly lope in a circle when I knew I wasn't going to win anything (This was during the worst of "Nose in the dirt" and "Peanut rollers") because my horses all had their heads up and moved out, but still in the right gaits if that makes sense.
Don't get me wrong, if WP is done right it is a beautiful thing and I love watching, but for the love of god some of these people I just want to kill. I actually went to a WP ranch about a month after I stopped showing, and this woman had a martingale on her horse....if you can call it a "Martingale." It was more like a piece of cheap leather attached to a breastcollar, holding the horses head so far down and its neck roached.....WP at it's worst.
Not saying all WP barns are like that, I'm just warning you that some of these people are completely bonkers. I found more nutcases int his sport tan in any other....however, when you find the good people they can be your best friends.
Sorry for the novel.....I just have a lot of things to talk about on this subject.....both good and bad ^^
Oh, and if the horse you get isn't trained in the spur cues, find a cheap trainer in your area and ask if there is anything you can do to work off the training. I've done that a lot.....My trainer doesn't train WP so I had to send my one and only WP horse to a differant barn, and I worked off all $700 (Per 30 days) while my horse was in training. Cleaning tack, saddling and excersizing horses, scheduling farrier visits, cleaning stalls, getting hoRses from point A to point B, and basically everything else. ^^
Good luck by the way....WP can be a total blast if you do it right and don't fall into the cult of nutcases and extremists who spend deep hours of the night plotting to take out competition....And you don't need to ask me how I know people do that. I lived with one for a whole summer. Haha