went to watch some PC jumping today, accidentally just on a bored day out and went to look what was on, lots of wizzy ponies but there was a tiny tiny girl mustnt of even be ten riding in spurs, with rowles on! i just think that is wrong, and the pony really didnt need them, was flying round,
also one kid that really really couldnt ride and the pony was trying so hard and she kept socking it in the teeth on every jump and ended up sitting on its neck, the pony tried to push her back in but she started pulling it on a circle and screming then she fell off,
uft. Makes you wonder about the parents. The spurs were clearly for show, I've never worn spurs in my life! It was pretty frowned upon to wear spurs when I started riding if you wern't an 'adult'. the second wee pony sounds like a saint. I hate kids that scream, did no-one teach them thats the last thing you should do on a horse?
When my daughter's were in Pony Club - to be allowed to wear spurs they had to have a letter signed by the DC.......... are things different now I wonder???????....... Thankfully my daughter's were taught to respect their spurs under P.C. rules....and a hellish talking to by the DC!
I met a girl hacking out in spurs-it's just not necessary. By the way, the horse was in a grackle, market harbour and the like! From that i can see it's all just to make her look good! By the way she would not be seen dead in hi-viz!
The only reason i can think of was because somtimes they need more presice aids-but you need a secure leg for spurs!?!
We weren't allowed them at our PC till we were 16, then only with permission from the DC. Kids should not be wearing spurs. I wear them now on certain horses when doing certain things if I need a very precise aid, but that's it.