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Rowel spurs- where to find a really good pair?

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  • Rowel spurs- where to find a really good pair?

    Hello! A friend of mine has been using my rowels and can't find any that are similar. They are a very heavy metal, extremely good quality. I got them second hand so I don't know what brand they are but I thought they were over $100 and are from Germany. Does anyone know if there's somewhere online where my friend could get herself a pair? She bought a pair at a store but they are too light. We've been looking everywhere. Any ideas?

  • #2
    Something like this? http://www.doversaddlery.com/hs-balk...pur/p/X1-2513/


    • Original Poster

      Yes pretty close but she wants the wheel part to be offset so more of it sticks up than down, know what I mean? Having a really hard time finding that


      • #4
        Your probably thinking of swan neck spurs, I think? The rowel is offset to be higher than the band that goes on the boot.


        • #5
          You might look at these: http://www.jacksmfg.com/catalog.asp?category_id=269

          Sprengers are nice: http://www.dressageextensions.com/Pr...l.asp?KEY=1239

          This Stubben has more of the rowel outside the spur neck http://www.dressageextensions.com/Pr....asp?KEY=12442

          Here are the expensive heavy german silver ones http://www.dressageextensions.com/Pr...l.asp?KEY=1208

          and these: http://www.dressageextensions.com/Pr...l.asp?KEY=1241

          or: http://equestrian.doversaddlery.com/...kenhol%20Spurs
          OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


          • Original Poster

            expensive heavy german, thank you!!


            • #7
              Please explain to me just why you or your friend think you need rowels on your spurs.


              • #8
                Originally posted by angel View Post
                Please explain to me just why you or your friend think you need rowels on your spurs.
                If you have an educated leg, the rowel is actually a kinder spur - it rolls instead of pokes and drags on the horse's side. I prefer the smooth rowels, but I hate a fixed spur! So many people look at the rowel and think it is harsh. Kind of like thinking a really thick bit is gentler - not! Try a rowel spur, you might be pleasantly suprised!


                • #9
                  @angel: Why do you need to know? Want a pair too?

                  To OP, I have those 'german expensive' ones too and they work really great. Heavy and bold, a sensitive skin horse I used to ride prefered those to any Prince of Wale type spurs.
                  ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

                  Originally posted by LauraKY
                  I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
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                  • #10
                    Stubben has a terrific page with individual photos of all their spurs & comparison "lineup" photos

                    Please explain to me just why you or your friend think you need rowels on your spurs.
                    These are not that sorts of rowels that you see/feel on Western spurs.


                    • Original Poster

                      thank you everyone for explaining why we have rowels. They are not the massive western kind you see and we don't ride in them every day. There has never been a single mark on my horse from the rowel, it's not like they have sharp ends, they're very blunt.


                      • #12
                        Oh, and VTO has 20% off everything right now - I just bought another pair of the Stubben smooth rowels. You do have to spend $100 to get the discount (use the code FRIDAY), but that is awfully easy to do


                        • #13
                          They are also called Schultheis spurs:


                          I own a pair and like them a lot!


                          • #14

                            You use them to back up the calf and you could wear even the hated "western rowel".
                            ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~


                            • #15
                              The Expensive HS spurs are on Ebay
                              ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

                              Originally posted by LauraKY
                              I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
                              HORSING mobile training app