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Riding a Spur Stop Trained Horse…

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  • sassypony Original Poster sassypony
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    This is new to me coming from the English world but I’m interested in knowing how to properly ride a western horse who is spur stop trained without spurs. Let’s say the horse will not move forward when pressure is applied. Should I be cueing differently?

    Appydragon
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    Spur stop training should not effect the horse moving forward. In every spur trained horse I have ridden, both spurs on meant stop, left spur was used to pick up right lead canter and visa versa, when I wanted a flying lead change I changes which spur was on the horse. To back both spurs came off and I kind of sat down on my pockets and shifted my weight towards the back of the saddle. To move the horse forward I just squeezed with my calves.

    Sydney, Appaloosa x Draft cross

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