How To: Put Spur Straps On Your Spurs

 

When you work in a tack shop, it comes with the territory that you get a lot of questions. To me, it's one of the best parts of the job because you get to help people learn new skills and knowledge.

One question we often get is along the lines of “How do I put these spur straps on my new spurs??”, “What side does the buckle go on?”, or  “Is there a right and left spur?” 

So today I made a handy little video showing you how to put spurs straps on your spurs and answer our most frequent questions about spurs!

 

 

How to Put on Spur Straps

Step 1: Make sure they're facing the correct direction. You always want the necks of the spurs to be angled downward.

The correct angle for spurs

Step 2: It is also it is also important to differentiate from the "left" and "right" spurs. Most spurs come with one longer branch and one shorter branch. The longer branch goes to the outside of your boot!

 

Inside and Outside of spurs

 

Step 3: Start threading the spur strap through the top of the outside branch almost till the end of the spur. Then thread through the bottom hole.

Step 4: Thread the end of the strap through the bottom of the inside branch leaving enough excess strap to put under your heel. Continue to thread tail of strap through the top of the inside branch.

Step 5: Put spurs on and adjust position to your liking! And then get to riding!

 english spurs

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