Spurs and Half Chaps: Under or Over?

Have you ever done something wrong for years and then realized there was an easier way? I wear half chaps and paddock boots most of the time when I ride — they are more comfortable, cooler and less expensive than my tall boots. Until I started riding Zelda, I never thought much about where the […]

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Who knew I was so fashionable?

I’m always a bit embarrassed when I have to stop at the grocery story in full riding regalia — breeches, boots, and sometimes I discover I’m still wearing my spurs. I live in a town where showing up like that doesn’t draw a lot of stares (more likely I run into other riding folks I […]

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Serendipitous Spurs

As I mentioned in an early post, Winning my Spurs, I haven’t worn the darn things in years. For my test drive I borrowed a pair that I found in the tack room. Once I determined that spurs would help, I started to lust after a better pair. A pair like the ones Suzanne has […]

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Winning my Spurs

One of my favorite books as a kid was Winning Your Spurs. I dreamed about the time when I would be old enough — and skilled enough — to earn the privilege of wearing them. Fast forward to the time when I was able to wear spurs. For several years, I wore them proudly. Then […]

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Earning your spurs

I can remember reading a book of this title when I was a child. The idea of riding well enough to earn the right to wear spurs was, for me, a right of passage. I can still remember the thrill of strapping on a pair of Tom Thumb spurs, barely large enough for my horse […]

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