Boot spurs can be made from steel then laid with gold, bronze, silver and copper. If you are looking for spurs for a party outfit you will want cheaper spurs that are made from low grade metal or plastic. But lets get specific and that is bull riding spurs. These particular spurs are subject to limitations and regulations in the pro bull riding circuit.
Bull riding spurs are a radical departure from other traditional spurs. Riders use these spurs to stay on the bulls not to goad the bulls or harm them. To determine whether or not the spurs are good you need to roll them over your own skin and feel for yourself how harsh it will or will not be.
For a bull riding spur the reviews I have read cannot be too long or too sharp. Their wheels must spin freely. These spurs make surviving those 8 seconds a lot more safe and manageable.
My father rode bulls and he was always very careful about choosing his spurs, he took great pride in those spurs because he knew his lively hood depended on them.
Just like saddles there are a variety of styles of saddle pads. Fleece is the most common type. There are two kinds of fleece, wool and sythetic. Synthetic is more durable but wool fleece has more cushion. There is also a pad that is made up of compressed wool.
Place the pad high on the wither then slide it backward onto the withers and back. The front edge of the pad should be in line with the center of the shoulder. The saddle should be centered and placed 3 inches behind the front edge of the pad. Make sure the pad is smooth.
The product reviews I have found recommends the compressed felt pad because it is affordable by everyone and it has more benefits. Such as the fact it lasts longer and if damaged it can still be used.
I have a friend who had just gotten her first horse and she hadn’t done much research on what kind of saddle pads to purchase and she purchased a fleece one. She realized that while it was good and comfortable it wasn’t for her.
Rodeo spurs are used as show spurs. They are custom made and they are designed specifically for every one who wears them. These spurs are designed to look good, and may or may not control the horse.
How to put your spurs on correctly:First, start by filling the U shaped heel band to your boot. The rowel should be pointing down. Second take the spur strap and fasten one end of it to one of the buttons found on each side. Third pass the strap or chain over the top of your boot and fasten it tightly.
Product Reviews say that spurs are the most recognizeable item in a Cowboys equipment. Make sure you look for makers such as Buermann, and Crockett.
I have a friend who rides bulls and he has purchased a couple of spurs designed specifically for bull riding.
Just a little hisory tidbit about the wesern spur. The cowboy spur began in Ancient Rome, when horse riders would use a basic form of today’s western spur to guide their horses into battle. Western spurs were also used in the Middle Ages when the knights would be able to “earn their spurs” so they could be knighted. A novice would ask how do you put the spurs on correctly? The neck is always pointed down and should be resting on the spur rest of the cowboy boot.
Some may even have a button on them which are used to fasten onto the boot. Several product reviews I found said you can tell its a good spur by how much heavier they are, and that they have rotating rowels rather than static ones. I personally own several different styles of spurs depending on what I am going to be doing. If I am just going for a leisure ride I wear a decorative spur but if I am performing in a show I wear the heavier one.
Cowboy spurs are an essential part of any rodeo gear. When you think of spurs you think of the rugged western cowboy fromt the movies, like John Wayne. If you are horse riding you to need to consider ornamental or plain, swing buttons or upturned buttons. It may be a good idea to purchase several pairs to use for different purposes.
Every review says that you need to find the right type. Make sure they are durable, comfortable and appropriate for the type of riding you are going to do. Putting on spurs are very easy unless you happen to put them on upside down. I have a friend who had to find a certain type of cowboy spurs for his event he wasn’t going to just be using them to ride. He said that when he was looking to purchase them he made sure they are very durable as he was going to wear them in the bull riding.
Every horse should have a grooming kit
stocked with basic equipment. What should a grooming kit consist of ? Well that is easy: thinning shears, pulling comb, mane and tail brush, poly hoof pick, roaching shears and curry comb.
Every one of these tools have their own unique job, that will enable you to keep your horse clean and beautiful. The mane and tail brush maintains the mane and tail of course. The hoof pick cleans the hooves. Roaching shears trim the mane and tail.
I have also read in several product reviews that sponges are excellent to have in your kit. The reason is for cleaning the horse’s face.
I enjoy grooming my horse after a long ride. We are so relaxed and calm and it is quiet out in the barn. This time together allows us to wind down.
Grooming equipment can be expensive, but it is certainly important to ensure that you have the bare essentials, so that you five your horse the attention it needs. One very important thing to remember is NEVER use a comb, only a brush.
When using a mane and tail brush you gently work your way down, trying not to pull at any kind of knots. If you do chances are your horse will kick out. You continue working your way down until you can brush smoothly all the way down.
All the product reviews I have read suggest a mane and tail brush that is a molded poly brush with PVC tipped teetch to preven breaking hair.
My own daughter has become obsessed with figuring out how to increase length and thickness of her horse’s tail. So she is very consistent on brushing her tail.
Horse tack are accessories worn by horses. Before you ride a horse you need to fit them with wide arrangement of equipment.
Some tips to make sure you have all the right horse tack it is to make a checklist. You need saddles, bridles, halters, leads, lunge lines, blankets, sheets, and saddle pads. You must make sure that the horse tack fits. When choosing a saddle you must consider the individual horse with regard to temperment and personality. If your horse is high spirited a good nylon saddle is perfect. If it is an old mare a good leather saddle is best.
The reviews I found all said to use the internet to find the best new tack.
I have a friend who has been riding in horse show since 2000. She is an expert when it comes to owning a horse and she recommends using reviews to finding the best horse tack available. She says that when she first started riding she went straight to to the internet to see what was the best.
There are many saddle makers, but only a few stand out. They are the saddle makers whose hand tooled leather saddles have stood the test of time. These saddle makers are Edward “Skeeter” Hembry, Billy Cook, and Don King.
When choosing a top brand hand tooled saddle you need to look for a superb design and high quality stitches.
The reviews for these saddles are excellent, because of the names behind these saddles. You know that when you see the name of any of these three men on the saddle you are purchasing a high quality saddle that will last forever.
My boyfriend does calf roping in the rodeo. He always looks at the surperb designs and stitches. He knows that this saddle will have to last for a long time. He says loves the saddles by Billy Cook.
Tex Tan saddles come in a variety of saddles. When you purchase a Tex Tan Saddle rest assured that they are comfortable and very few saddles are made with such excellent craftsmanship and care. You will feel in control when you ride a Tex Tan Saddle. This company has been in business since 1919. That is 93 years of experience.
No matter what breed of horse or what style of riding you prefer having a top quality saddle is important. Learn how to identify the makers mark on saddles what will help you spot some bargains.
I have many reviews and they recommend the Tex Tan saddle very highly. Even if they are used they will repair them. You just have to call them and let them know what the problem is and they reply immediately.
I purchased a used Tex Tan saddle for my son to ride and he loves it. We go trail riding every weekend. He loves to clean it up and take care of it. It makes him so proud to ride high in the saddle