A few weeks ago when we were riding on the mountain looking for cows, I lost a spur. So Sunday Dave and I hiked up the mountain to see if we could find it. We enjoyed the fall colors again. And it was a really nice day for a hike.
Spurs are sometimes used by riders to give the horse a little extra incentive to do what the rider wants. They may look big and scary, but a slight tap with one on the horse's side is just a reminder to them to behave, or move in the direction you want. They are not intended to hurt or damage the horse. Some spurs are also fashionable.
The spur I lost was pretty special to me because it was given to me by one of the greatest cowboys of all time, and my special friend, Lee.
Lee was one of the greats. He rode his horse up until his last day. These pictures of him were when he was in his 90's
Unfortunately, I didn't find the spur. I guess I donated it to the mountain that Lee ran cows on and knew so well.