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    Wearing spurs to school is pointless. I know someone who done that and it was just showing off, plain and simple.
    Wearing boots everywhere is another story though. I wear my boots where ever I go....During the winter I occasionally wear them to work if there is a lot of snow on the ground. I am not a fan of wet cold feet all day! LOL But I only have one pair of boots and I live in those boots. When they get wore out, I'll buy a new pair.
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    I know that at the school I work for if a student had spurs on their boots they would be asked to remove them, they are considered a weapon. If they argued with the principle, I can tell you they would be in for a dressing down like they had never had before! Plus their parents would be called and told about how disrespectful the child had been. If it happened again the child would most likely be expelled.

    There is no exscuse for a disrespectful attitude.

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    I have on rare occassional forgotten to change shoes after putting on my barn boots to check on the horses before leaving or work. Outside - no problem. In the office they are a little ripe! I don't mind the horse manure smell but I'm pretty sure my non horse people coworkers would not be thrilled. I bought a pair of flip flops at Walgreens that I put in my work bag just in case (we have a very casual dress code). Barn boots can then stay in the car!

    I could care less about the spurs but barn boots in an enclosed environment is ok with horse people only!
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    Yeah.... it doesn't matter how long you were wearing them, you should've just smiled and taken them off. Believe it or not, your principal doesn't examine everyone's heels to make sure they aren't wearing spurs, so it isn't unrealistic that he didn't notice them until the end of the day.

    Whether or not you were showboating (which, judging by your reaction, you were), you need to treat those in authority with respect.

    To quote Professor Digory Kirke, "What do they teach in schools these days?"

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    I agree, total show boating (and seriously, you do NOT look cool) and disrespectful.... not to mention totally ridiculous as i said earlier
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    I don't wear spurs but both of my daughters do and do frequently leave them on their boots. They did not wear their riding boots to school and, if they did with spurs on, they better take them off when asked or it would be a long time before they would be needing them again cause it would be no riding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopinslow View Post
    Okay, this came up on a FB page about the MN horse expo.

    I guess i do not see the point in wearing spurs when you are NOT on a horse? IMPO it's ridiculous and if someone is trying to look "cool" by doing it..... IME, the real horse people do not see them as "cool"
    Agreed. If someone wore spurs to school or work I'd probably be like "uhhhh". It's funny when people try and look hardcore - I remember a guy in my high school who wore wranglers, boots and a buckle and hat EVERY DAY. I asked him about his riding and he basically was like "yeah I'm cowboy I ride" and I didn't wanna be like "really, I actually ride with trainers and show and win etc etc etc an I don't dress like I just got home from the barn?"

    Now - there have been times where I will rock spurs. For example last summer at a QH show I was riding early in the am, mucking the stalls etc, and we needed to go to wal mart. I am not the type of person to bend over and take my spurs off whenever I'm not in the saddle. Too lazy for that. I have definitley been on trips (oh gosh it seems so long ago) with my old cutting trainer and his family and we would always get off the horses, jump in the truck and hit up a restaurant without taking off the spurs. But school? that's a bit much if you ask me. That would be like me wearing them in the office....
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    I do agree though, it's show boating. No need to wear spurs at school. School, work or any kind of like, social function that usually means putting in an effort to get dressed and ready - dress normally. IMO. Like I say, if I'm at a show or at home and in between riding horses and need to go to the convenience store real quick, or at a 3 day show and need to hit up a wal mart or a bite to eat, I could care less what I look like. However I wouldn't wake up, and deliberatley put my boots and spurs on to go for breakfast, just so I could look like a rider.

    All of this being said - having seen 100 emails of "The People of Wal Mart" and such things like that, or crazy pictures of loony tunes riding the city bus in crazy crazy crazy outfits or lack thereof, there are worse things than wearing spurs to school. But I still think it's a way of trying to show off. I never wore boots to school, or wranglers even. That's why it's funny when you go to the Rodeo, and you see everyone (ugh especially the young guys) trying as hard as they can to pull off the "cowboy" look, when us true riders are dressed up nicely in city clothes!!!
    Your advice didn't make sense. You won't "hit" a horse, but you'll "tap" them, but not until you've gotten a "life" and have physically smacked yourself with a rope. -thank you JINBA

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    Quote Originally Posted by beat_it View Post
    Agreed. If someone wore spurs to school or work I'd probably be like "uhhhh". It's funny when people try and look hardcore - I remember a guy in my high school who wore wranglers, boots and a buckle and hat EVERY DAY. I asked him about his riding and he basically was like "yeah I'm cowboy I ride" and I didn't wanna be like "really, I actually ride with trainers and show and win etc etc etc an I don't dress like I just got home from the barn?"

    Now - there have been times where I will rock spurs. For example last summer at a QH show I was riding early in the am, mucking the stalls etc, and we needed to go to wal mart. I am not the type of person to bend over and take my spurs off whenever I'm not in the saddle. Too lazy for that. I have definitley been on trips (oh gosh it seems so long ago) with my old cutting trainer and his family and we would always get off the horses, jump in the truck and hit up a restaurant without taking off the spurs. But school? that's a bit much if you ask me. That would be like me wearing them in the office....
    This reminds me of last fall. Daughter and I were at our favorite tack store and there was a group of city people decking themselves out just to go watch the PBR. We just smiled and had a good chuckle with the owners after they left the store
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    o.O I don't consider it to be totally improbable that someone could forget that they still have their spurs on. There's many different types of spurs, you've got the big jingle-bobs with a whole canvas of leather and chains, and then there's the little knob spurs with small thin straps. Although I think it would be HIGHLY improbable that you wouldn't notice the spurs as you put your boots on, but what if you ride your horse early in the morning, get ready for school and forget to take your spurs off? However, it still doesn't take from the fact that if a teacher or principal tells you to take them off, you should do so without hesitation. I didn't get upset one tiny bit when I asked if I could wear my spurs to school and the principal said I couldn't, I understood that they had the safety of the students as first priority. I was just happy that they let me wear my cowgirl outfit at all =]

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