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. If the spurs are used excessively, then more and more blunt the sensitivity of the horse.
The less the rider uses spurs, the better. Resisting the use of spurs, the horse strikes with its hind legs. In most cases, this is a sign that the spur injection was made with inappropriate force, hesitantly, or it lasted too long. A single prick, given at the moment when something is demanded of the horse, it never resists. If a horse hits with its hind leg, the rider should take this as a statement from his horse that he has not yet learned how to use spurs correctly. This same reminder she makes to the rider, waving her tail.
Many horses continuously wave their tails when they are tickled with spurs. Some riders respond to a trainer who has noticed their inability to handle spurs: “I can’t get anything out of a horse with spurs, because it doesn’t feel them.” Any rider should feel his feet against the horse’s body. If he has not learned this, then he needs to take off his spurs and first learn to feel it.
Pricks with spurs should be short and made close to the girth; lifting the knee, the rider will touch the horse’s body more with the spur. The toe of the foot at the same time slightly descends down and to the outside. Pricks with spurs are not useful and are wrong if the rider does not simultaneously affect the lumbosacral Department and the schenkel. Spurs should be used especially carefully when riding sensitive horses and mares in hunting.