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    04-01-2011, 03:43 PM
  #31
Weanling
Good point ^^ I'm not saying everyone does it, was just pointing it out becuase someone on the previous page mentioned it :)
     
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    04-01-2011, 03:45 PM
  #32
Foal
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Originally Posted by bubba13    
I noticed about , hm. Three things about these. One, you don't see people riding with these kinds of spurs. I personally, have never even heard of these. Second, these look ancient. Third, if you aren't rough, even with these spurs, spurs cause no harm.
     
    04-01-2011, 10:39 PM
  #33
Banned
Medieval prickspurs. Standard fare back in the day!

There's no way even the best rider in the world could guarantee that there would be no injuries from those brutal things. They were designed to gouge exhausted (or extremely "spirited" and crazy) horses into the fray of battle, and I imagine they accomplished their job quite nicely.
     
    04-01-2011, 10:43 PM
  #34
Yearling
Honestly bubba, I value your opinion on this subject but, what was the point of posting that picture? Those spurs are looooong outdated and nothing like the spurs this conversation is concerning, which I guess I assumed were things riders would actually consider using today in everyday riding and competition.
     
    04-02-2011, 02:39 PM
  #35
Foal
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Originally Posted by Zeke    
honestly bubba, I value your opinion on this subject but, what was the point of posting that picture? Those spurs are looooong outdated and nothing like the spurs this conversation is concerning, which I guess I assumed were things riders would actually consider using today in everyday riding and competition.
I agree with Zeke. There was no need to post this picture.
     
    04-02-2011, 02:53 PM
  #36
Yearling
Drools...
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    04-02-2011, 04:04 PM
  #37
Trained
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Originally Posted by bubba13    
I wonder if that is what the cowboy in Colorado was wearing when he spurred holes in Trooper's sides before we got him...

Over two years later, he still has a scar the size of a silver dollar on his right side. Happily, he is finally starting to trust humans again, but I have yet to touch him with my heel. Even my 85 lb daughter finds a bit of calf is enough.

     
    04-02-2011, 06:22 PM
  #38
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by lacyloo    
Drools...
Those are beautiful! I love custom spurs .
     
    04-02-2011, 07:40 PM
  #39
Weanling
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Originally Posted by bsms    
He's a beauty!! Good luck with him :) He seems happy now!!
     
    04-02-2011, 07:55 PM
  #40
Foal
I think using spurs is fine, as long as the're used correctly. I learned to ride my horse without spurs. After a while, I decided to try a pair, due to my horse will get stubborn once in a while and not respond to my leg cues. My horse generally cues very light, and I never kick him. I do most of my riding and never use my spurs, but when he ignores my cue, I just turn my heel in and give him a roll with my spur. That gets his attention and the problem gets solved. I use a set of spurs with very mild flat tipped rollers.
     

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