- 8 pointed rowels
- Narrow heel band
- Silver colored
Spurs are a metal tool ideal for the purpose of making the horse move forward and lateral. They are attached to the heels of riding boots. The size and bluntness of the spur reveal how severe spurs are for the horse. They allow the rider to give signals to the horse. They vary in intensity from small ball ends to large coarse rowels. The spur is used in many trooper disciplines. Spurs are used in some showing classes for etiquette. Spur is constituted of several parts including :
THE YOKE which is wrapped around the horse's heel
SHANK known as the neck of the spur, enable the rider to make the best use of the shank
ROWEL its is connected to the shank
Why use Spanish spur?
It is essential for a rider to have accurate riding positions before attempting to ride in spurs. Otherwise, it will cause irritation to the horse and the horse will get annoyed too. Also, it is very dangerous to use spur in an improper way. They should be worn in a way that the shank will be pointing slightly towards the downside. They should sit on the spur rest on the back of the boot and the buckle of the spur strap should sit on the outside of the boot.
Equine Spanish spur provides a short neck shank with 8 teeth rowel. Rowel spur has a toothed wheel at the end which spins. A rowel with 8 teeth is milder than a rowel having a few. This is the most common type of spur used in western countries. Other variations in rowel spur are having a round disc with no teeth. And in some types, the end of a shank has a plastic roller that moves along the horse's side.