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post #11 of 17 Old 10-24-2008, 05:29 PM
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I think people like the sound because its cool
"I got spurs that jingle jangle jingle....as I go riding merralee along"
So I guess you have to be merry to enjoy the sound.

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post #12 of 17 Old 10-24-2008, 10:50 PM
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Yeah, its not so much the scaring issue as the conditioning aspect, LOL!!

Its the same as working your horse too consistantly on one side, then when you go to do the same on the opposite you dont get the same response you had hoped for when you had been working the original side!

I heard the same about cell phones.. Never had an issue there, but of course I forget mine all the time and lose it alot too!

When I was working with Ember prior to her first show, I learned quickly at the show that horses pick up on the darnedest things to cue into. Usually I wore my casual work attire when training her.. Then on show day she started pinning her ears at me (which was not only unacceptable, but very unusual). It wasnt until later that day when I removed my hat, that her ears came up.. Duh!! She didnt like the cowboy hat!! I felt like a tard when it finally dawned on me! Funny thing is that she still doesnt care for me wearing it. One sunny day I brought it out and wore it to help with all the shine. She listened to what I asked, but was a little more resistant in her demeanor. I was still able to get her to do what I wanted, but I didnt care for the attitude even though it had no effect, LOL!

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post #13 of 17 Old 12-11-2008, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by farmpony84 View Post
uh.... If jingling spurs made my horse scared crazy anxious or nervous we would be doing some very serious JINGLE work! LOL... (that comment is not against you.)

I've heard people say they wont' use cell phones when riding because it could potentially scare the horse, I've seen trainers that will not allow NOISE in a barn for the horses sake... I think the more noise and commotion, the better!

You are so right!!! they become so calm and carefree when they are introduced to everything!!! my equatations spurs kind if hit the ground b/c they are so big thats some of the reason mine jingle.
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post #14 of 17 Old 12-11-2008, 02:35 PM
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i dont have the clappers on my spurs...i took them off cause i think there anoying as hell! but my show spurs are very loud....i dont like it a whole lot.
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-18-2008, 08:33 PM
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jangleing spurs are bad news for most shows...... draws attention to your feet and the judge will notice every time you touch your horse with them cause they will stop making noise..... the quieter the better for shows! BUT..... my home spurs jangle away and i love it :)

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post #16 of 17 Old 12-20-2008, 04:13 PM
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I can't stand when my spurs make noise but they will once in awhile when I'm walking (not on the horse)
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-20-2008, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Painted Ride View Post
in some cases jingling spurs can make a horse scared, crazy, anxious, and nervous....(jmo) becareful with that...i will admit i do like the sound though
I must say that I disagree with this. I knokw several people that have spurs that jingle jangle jingle and not once have I seen a horse twitch an ear at the sound.
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