So I had an interesting thing come up in a horse lesson. My friends horse was being a little lazy, and so she gave it a kick (keep in mind we were riding :lol:, and also this was our first lesson with this instructor) and they instructor told her not to kick a horse, get some small spurs or a crop. Now that I think about it, I would rather be given a small poke with a fingernail than a couple punches (small ones that it is). Of course you have to know how to use spurs, not abuse the use, and of course the small simple short english ones- not the "cowboy" ones. I know, if used correctly the western ones are fine- but they just don't look that kind! Does anyone have any opinions on this, anyone see my reasoning? What do you do/prefer?