Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Spurs and Cowboy Boots

A spur
is a metal tool designed to be worn in pairs on the heels of riding boots for the purpose of directing a horse to move forward or laterally while riding. It is usually used to refine the riding aids (commands) and to back up the natural aids (the leg, seat, hands and voice). The spur is used in every equestrian discipline. There are rules in most equestrian organizations about spur design, use and penalties for using spurs in any manner that constitutes animal abuse.

The very old word derives from Anglo-Saxon sputa, spora, related to spornan, spurnan, to kick, spurn; cf. Medieval High German Sporn, modern German Sporn, Dutch spoor, Frisian spoar. The generalized sense of "anything that urges on, stimulus" is recorded in English from circa 1390.

For more info about spurs read here

Hi my friends,

thank you for your kind comments yesterday!
Today I'm short with words... I'm on the way out to see some people.
Stay with me and see ya' tomorrow. Where...?!...LOL...

Enjoy your day!


sayanimbuzz said...

Cute post I love it…

Sue said...

Perfect DoF in this one.

Marcie said...

Love this detail!! Such perfect clarity!!!

The Retired One said...

Loved this one of the spurs! And the education! :-}


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