impulse spurs

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the good the bad an the ugly please
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always a good start!!!

have just been recommended them for my novice horse as he is a little well very slow off the leg at times so i just thought these would act as more of a reminder than anything else??/
 

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i like them and use them because with normal spurs i am constantly checking to see if i have marked him
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with the impulse spurs i can concentrate on my riding rather than constantly worrying
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i like them and use them because with normal spurs i am constantly checking to see if i have marked him
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with the impulse spurs i can concentrate on my riding rather than constantly worrying
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Ditto everything above - my horse also doesn't seem to have such a 'bad' reaction to me putting leg on with these
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Thumbs up from me as they hurt a HELL of a lot less when you accidentally sit on them yourself (
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I imagine they are therefore more "mild" on the horse's sides if they're easier on my backside!!
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Thumbs up from me as they hurt a HELL of a lot less when you accidentally sit on them yourself :)o)
I imagine they are therefore more "mild" on the horse's sides if they're easier on my backside!!
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PMSL! I agree - and my boy gets huge marks from the slightest touch with normal spurs - these don't make a mark!
 

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had to stop using them on W as they marked her badly. Because W is little B has to raise her heel slightly to use a spur. The inside edge of the ball is a bit sharp and it really grazed her side - trimmed all the hair off and rubbed it raw. Not holes/dig marks like you would get from a normal spur. B now used a little steel bobble spur which only marks slightly (Only uses spurs for comp and no more often than once a fortnight, however without them she doesn't have the oomph to jump the bigger tracks)
 

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We find Impulse spurs are really good as they help reinforce the leg aid without causing a the sudden "reaction" so the aid remains much more subtle than it would say with a Prince of Wales spur - which for riders who are not still in the leg or tend to draw the heel up are not a good idea anyway. We actually don't use PofW spurs at all, much preferring instead a smooth rowel spur, which glides over the skin, for the dressage horses.

Hi Thistle - it sounds as if you've got a badly made pair as can honestly say we have never had a mark made on a horse, even the most sensitive of TB's.

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sounds like they are def worth a try on my boy
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i just think a normal spur would be too much, he just needs reminding of the leg because i am led to belive he has previously been ridden in spurs early on
 
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