Bubba , I mean this by I have had a lot of incidents involving a green horse, that needed spurs. One time, I was on a seasoned horse that was trained with spurs. I jumped on without using them. Eventually, he reared, and I had to use my spurs to get him settled down (I mean this by heeling him forward, and turning him in circles.) And I have been riding since I has three. I think I have "earned my spurs". And I don't like English. I know a lot of people that have never ridden English and use spurs.