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Spurs have different configurations for different purposes and different styles of riding. The angle of the neck, the length of the neck, and the types of rowels differ. Some configurations are purely decorative such as the gal leg spur. Others are important distinctions depending on where the rider wants to contact the horse relative to his boot position.

There are also many rules in equestrian competitions relating to the type and number of teeth a spur can legitimately have for that competition. Be sure to brush up on those if you will be riding professionally.

 

TYPES OF SPURS

Gal Leg & Swan's Neck Spurs

Some have "swan neck" where the neck is elevated and in a position that appears like a swan's neck. Gal Leg spurs have a neck and rowel attachment that looks like a woman's leg.

 

Roper Spurs
Bumper Spurs
Cutter Spurs