Swan Neck Spurs from VTO.
Then I was looking through Austin's old blog posts and found one about swan necked spurs. After pondering, and questioning her (thanks by the way), and running my scheme pasts S and D, I bought the spurs. I figured that a $25 experiment wouldn't be the worst waste of money, because it would either work or it would be such a hot mess I would get $25 of entertainment out of it. Either way I was ok with the money spent.
Ready for use.
The first day I rode in them, it was in a lesson with S, because I wanted help figuring out when I was touching him with them and maybe some help if there was a melt down. He was super tense at first, but didn't over react which was a win to start off with. Throughout the ride, he did settle and while it wasn't our best work it wasn't bad either. I did think it was easier to straighten him and I can actually keep my leg long and use something besides my calf (I am not sure if that falls under tall people problems or short horse problems).
I also really liked the weight of the spur. Like Austin said, I felt like the weight helped keep my heels down. I haven't seen video of myself, so I might be delusional. But for now I will believe it helps me with my heels. As far as showing goes, I can't wear them for eventing, but they are dressage legal. I figure that if I ever get to where I am showing eventing (that is a pretty big if for us at this point), I can survive one warm up and dressage test without them. Or I could wear another style if I get that paranoid.
Stinker tried to yank them away from me.