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[RC] spurs - Tx Trigger

Ranelle Rubin posted: >>>If you are talking about an Arab, beware the
trainer who "routinely" uses spurs. Very few Arabs ever need spurs!<<<

I ride every horse with a set of english spurs. Just like different bits, it
is not the device, but HOW they are used.  99% of the time, all I need is to
lay my leg against the horse to cue him for what I need, but "if" I need
more, the spur is there. With trail riding, the most common use is when
traveling a trail at a good clip, and suddenly come to a hole, rock, or even
snake in the middle of the trail, and need to get the horse to move over
quickly to avoid it.  I would never avoid a trainer who always had spurs on,
but I'd ask to watch them work some horses, and then decide if they over
used any aid.  To me, this would be like avoiding a trainer who carried a
riding whip. Is it abused to whack the horse, or used as an aid to touch the
horse where the leg can't always reach to give the horse a cue..... It is
NOT the device!



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