Spurs vs Crops? - Page 5 - The Horse Forum
View Poll Results: Spurs or Crop?
Crop 28 63.64%
Spurs 21 47.73%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #41 of 45 Old 05-06-2010, 06:02 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 6,179
• Horses: 4
Its called over and under Kayty - not sure why as it doesn't make sense, lol. I use it instead of a whip as I hate carrying one, and I ride with long split reins which are perfect for it :)
Posted via Mobile Device
wild_spot is offline  
post #42 of 45 Old 05-06-2010, 08:06 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,193
• Horses: 3
Haha ok I wouldn't have a clue about the technicalities of it :P Only time I've really used it is as a kiddy to get my persistent grumpy and incredibly stubborn pony across a creek. Didn't even cross my mind to use it as a forward aid until this clinician brought it up! Genious! Obviously for dressage I can't go into the arena and flick my reins haha, but for the basic forward aid it's good. And great because the whip gets left for the refinement which is what I prefer, using it to get them off my leg laterally.
Kayty is offline  
post #43 of 45 Old 05-06-2010, 08:52 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 6,179
• Horses: 4
yup, it is very effective on some horses - When bundy is really lazy i just have to twirl my rein and he moves out, if I actually have to flick him he jumps forward like he's been shocked, lol.

Latte just looks at me like i'm crazy. :]

wild_spot is offline  
post #44 of 45 Old 05-06-2010, 09:32 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 123
• Horses: 0
My instructor told us about the rein flicking thing (don't I sound technical) one time but I guess she didn't know the "rest your hand on the horse part" because she said not to do it because it would pull on the horse's mouth but if it didn't it would be affective. But I'll mention that post to her Kayty :)
horsequeen373 is offline  
post #45 of 45 Old 05-07-2010, 01:03 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 170
• Horses: 0
Either or both depending on the situation. For ordinary "go button" stuff, I use a dressage whip. I prefer to ride without spurs if possible and just save them for refinement of aids.
Rule of Reason is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whips, Crops, and what do you make of this? MagpieRocks English Riding 37 09-17-2009 07:25 PM
Spurs - up or down? cowgirl4jesus94 Horse Tack and Equipment 31 05-24-2009 11:00 PM
Spurs wild_spot Horse Tack and Equipment 8 04-29-2009 12:55 AM
spurs saddleseatsweetie Western Riding 16 12-20-2008 06:59 PM
Spurs, crops, and underovers mlkarel2010 Horse Tack and Equipment 11 03-09-2008 01:20 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome