I looked into getting some of the similar ones dont know if you have seen those they have a black plastic roller ball in 2 halves, but was put off by the sales girl as she said they didnt work. But I saw someone riding with them at a show and I just went up to her and asked how she found them and she said they were the best spurs she had had. I really like the idea of the plastic roller as I dont think they will be as harsh but I was put off with them being split - wasnt sure if they would dig in.
They do seem to be popular though. Sorry Susan this is probably no help I just waffled
I use these with Max, the ones with 2 black plastic rollers Really like them, they are slightly milder than prince of wales spurs and don't seem to mark the horse's sides, mine have a fairly long shank but once you're used to riding in them you don't notice (although I think you can get them with a shorter shank).
Last edited by Twizzel; 2nd February 2011 at 04:38 PM.
they are desinged for horses that mark easily with spurs so anything quite thin skinned, i have pair and use them more for baby or younger horses or ones that dont really need much of a spur just a little bit if they get a bit lazy
rowelled spurs are generally softer than just normal shanked spurs as you can roll the ball up or down or across which is kinder than a good poke in the ribs, i sold my really good pair of western spurs which is kind of annoying cause they were great
Thanks S&W - have found out that his owner has a pair, so we're going to dig them out so I can try before I buy! I just had a look at the Sprenger rowel spurs, but they are nearly £50, argh! I do have nice short spurs with a rounded end, but I think I'd feel happier in the roller balls. I'll report back!