Below are ladies spurs and spur straps for sale. The selection usually includes new and used spurs, bumper spurs, plain and/or engraved spurs, and more.
Below: A lady roper wearing spurs closes in on a steer.
There is usually an excellent selection of ladies spurs, new and used, to choose from. Please scroll down for information the difference between ladies and men's spurs, and information about spur shank length, shape, and more.
Ladies Spurs vs Men's Spurs
Women's spurs are different than men's spurs primarily because of their width: A woman's spur is narrower to accommodate a woman's smaller and narrower foot.
Some people are under the misconception that ladies' spurs have a narrower spur band when compared to a man's spurs. However, this isn't true. The width of the spur band is simply a matter of personal preference.
It's probably worth mentioning that there are a lot of variations in feet as well as boots, so it's not uncommon for a woman to wear spurs not specifically designed for a woman.
Ladies Spurs And Other Spurs: Fun Stuff To Know
Shank Length and Shape - For spurs to be ideally suited to a rider and horse the length of the shank can be important. You will want the shank to be long enough to easily reach the side of the horse without being overly long and making it too easy for the rider to bump the horse with the spur by accident.
That means if a rider's legs happen to be the right length to make the rider's heels fall even with the horse's sides, they won't need a spur with much of a shank: Their heels are already in the right place and they won't have to "reach" for the horse.
However, if a rider's legs are long enough that their heels hang below the horse's sides, the shanks of the spurs should be longer so it takes less movement on the part of the rider to close the distance gap. In addition, the shanks can also curve upward to help make it easier to reach the horse.
Jingle Bobs - Jingle bobs (or jingle-bobs, with a hyphen) are pieces of metal, usually tear-drop shaped, that dangle from the rowel of the spur and make a jingly sound.
Chap Guard - On men's or ladies spurs, a chap guard is a small hook on the back of some Western spurs. It usually curves upwards, and is located on the spur's shank in front of the rowels. The chap guard keeps the rider's chaps from interfering with the spur rowels.
Below: Jingle bobs (yellow arrow) and a chap guard (blue arrow) on a pair of spurs.
Bumper Spurs - Bumper spurs are a style of spur that don't have shanks or rowels. Instead, they have a "bumper" that goes along the inside (the side next to the horse) of the spur.
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