Until a novice rider learns to use his legs, he is not allowed to use spurs, because they can only injure the horse, tickle it and encourage it to jump, which will throw him out of the saddle.
If the rider has learned to sit so firmly that he can control his legs, then he can be allowed to use the spurs.
Spurs are only needed when the schenkels need to be given an increased emphasis. Continue reading
When dressage and riding, the rider uses an elastic whip, the upper end of which is much heavier than the lower, so the rider holds it by the center of gravity.
In this position, the whip springs and you can use it without making sweeping movements with your hand. It is more convenient than a stack or a short whip held by the handle.
The whip is applied closely behind the girth suitable for the strength of a short blow. Continue reading