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  • teeny tiny spurs

    Hi all, trainer has a pair of very small and blunt spurs which are great for my daughter. Unfortunately trainer's daughter needs them on her pony and I'd love to find a pair of my own. Any idea on what these may be called and where to find them? they are much smaller than standard POW spurs, barely anything there but a vertical ridge on the back where the shank would be.

  • #2
    I have a pair of those. I think they're called Tom thumb spurs.

    Here's a pair on Dover: http://equestrian.doversaddlery.com/...de=SITE&srt=12


    • Original Poster

      its even smaller than a tom thumb....maybe it's a rounded tom thumb. I had never seen them before.


      • #4

        That's almost what you are talking about, I think.


        • Original Poster

          saw those, that's not quite it, probably not enough for her. They have a tiny little vertical ridge...just enough to do something, but very good for beginners. I think I'm just going to get the rounded tom thumb unless someone finds something else interesting. I've tried justforponies.com; beval; smartpak; dover etc.


          • #6
            Gotcha. Well, I know these aren't exactly the same, but would give a tiny bit more without going as far as a tom thumb: http://beval.com/Products/3-Teeth-Spur/0043000.aspx


            • #7
              This is something similar I found...although I think it's not quite what you are describing...
              Me: In a long-winded explanation of who GM is and why he is Important to the Sport
              Mr EmJ: So what you're saying is GM is so Important he could get Chik-Fil-A on Sunday?


              • #8
                Is this "little vertical ridge" on the very back of the spur or offset toward the inner edge?

                Because if the nub is on the very back I think it will only teach her to turn her entire leg out at a 90 degree angle in order to use her leg. I personally have a hate on for mini spurs for this reason but ymmv.
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                Boy Wonderhttp://tiny.cc/G9290
                The Hana is nuts! NUTS!!http://tinyurl.com/SOCRAZY


                • #9
                  You can have a pair of spurs ground down (on a grinding wheel) to any size you want. I have a pair of spurs like the ones you are describing, my local saddle repair guy ground them down for me.

                  ETA: Ask your trainer where she got her spurs.
                  Last edited by kelsey97; Jun. 28, 2011, 03:37 PM.


                  • #10
                    A farrier can also grind the spurs down for you.


                    • #11
                      I have a pair-I know exactly what you're talking about. I'll send you an email.


                      • #12
                        um we have the OPPOSITE problem...lol


                        • Original Poster

                          Lol myalter you want our big honking spurs?


                          • #14
                            I have a pair of what you're looking for used them for Side Saddle back in the day... I think they are those Tom Thumb spurs... or they might be these from Dover the link below might be what you're after.



                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mayaty02 View Post
                              its even smaller than a tom thumb....maybe it's a rounded tom thumb. I had never seen them before.
                              these maybe?


                              • Original Poster

                                Just thought I'd update, found THE pair of spurs I was seeking at Middleburg Tack Exchange and this is them...in case someone else may be looking for teeny tiny spurs