Signals or cues by which the rider communicates their wishes to the horse

The natural aids include the voice, the legs, the hands and the rider’s weight

Artificial aids include the whip and spurs

spur are one of the artificial aids used in horse riding

Spurs | Always Use With Care

Equestrian sport and activity is full of odd sounding terms and definitions which is why we decided to put together a comprehensive index of known equine terms, most are British , some are American and a few are specific to Europe

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