I have ordered a pair of Jeffer's Humane Spurs. Have done so with a certain amount of trepidation as using spurs will be a "first" for me. Does anyone know of a proper resource on the correct gentle use, and how to keep your heels out of trouble? I'm wanting to use these when schooling and try to get her moving responsively off of my legs. She will move, but feels heavy and sluggish. On the other hand Phebes can be very sensitive and emotional, so I'm thinking this is going to require some finesse'.
Just in case anyone should think she'll be spurred to go faster....NOT. I'm wanting a more responsive side pass. Right now it is really sticky and taking way too much leg.
The spur I choose is a fat little knob, and has no sharp or pointed edges. Has anyone used a spur for schooling?
Jeffers® Humane Spurs
Stainless steel 1/2" band, 1 1/2" shank. Stainless steel "ball-end".
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