Question about spurs - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 32Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 04-18-2016, 01:07 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,287
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smilie View Post
You are talking of the 'spur stop" which is being advocated against,, and was /is used by some western pleasure trainers , for their non pro and youth clients to have a 'button,' if you wish, to allow them to rate that horse on a drapped rein, more easily then skill needed to rate them with legs alone, only going to the spur if needed.
The spur is not used in this case, to have the horse move forward, quite the contrary, but has those spurs put into the horse, esp at the lope, to keep him slow. These horses become one trick ponies, afraid to move out, and thus can't cross over to western riding , HUS, ect, without a lot of re -training
I'm not referring to the "spur stop" although there is plenty of that going on at the same time and is still being advocated by the low end trainers at the low end shows. I'm talking about girls who never, ever stop jabbing those spurs for everything and never stop using them.

I even see them spurring their horses at a dead stand still while they are parked at the rail talking to their mothers. At the same time, they are jerking the reins up every 3 seconds with their hands at their ears because of course, the poor horse thinks it's being told to move!
Chasin Ponies is offline  
post #12 of 14 Old 04-18-2016, 01:29 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 31
• Horses: 1
Agree. I wear my spurs low on my heel so i can use them only to aid in lateral movement as needed. "go" should come from your leg and a crop, if an artificial aid is needed- spurs are to aid in lateral and such.

I ride a red mare. You don't scare me.
3 day eventer. Kicking butt and taking names.
Defying Gravity is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 04-18-2016, 08:13 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,295
• Horses: 0
I am also very surprised that you are encountering so many horses that need to be ridden with spurs. A young and fairly inexperienced rider is not someone who should be using spurs and a horse suitable for such a rider shouldn't need them.
Chasin Ponies likes this.
Textan49 is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 04-18-2016, 09:47 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 13,989
• Horses: 3
Improperly using spurs can lead to a dead sided horse, seen that happen with an old neighbor's "kick & go" horse. Louie thought of himself as a cowboy (he was school bus driver), so he wore jingle bob spurs and a long oilskin most of the time, us equestrian gals laughed our butts off at him. Don't be like Louie.
Chasin Ponies likes this.

I am not here to promote anythingNo, that's not true, I am here to promote everything equestrian and everyone enjoying horses!
waresbear 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
Should I buy spurs? What spurs would work? coloradotrail Horse Tack and Equipment 5 10-31-2013 10:12 PM
spurs huntergrl Barrel Racing 14 08-19-2013 06:34 PM
Rowel spurs vs pow spurs Slucieshort Horse Training 9 04-07-2012 10:56 PM
Spurs RodeoLoco Western Riding 50 04-14-2011 07:52 PM
Spurs? kasdia77 Horse Tack and Equipment 16 10-16-2010 01:23 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