A spur is a metal tool designed to be worn in pairs on the heels of riding boots for the purpose of directing a horse to move forward or laterally while riding. It is usually used to refine the riding aids (commands) and to back up the natural aids (the leg, seat, hands and voice). The spur is used in every equestrian discipline. There are rules in most equestrian organizations about spur design, use and penalties for using spurs in any manner that constitutes animal abuse.

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List Of Michigan Trunklines - Special Routes
7.842 1958 Business loop 032B ! BUS M-32* Hillman 0.738 1.188 1927 Business spur also called SPUR M-32 044C ! CONN M-44 Grand Rapids 4.196 6.753 1969 Previously part of US ...
Surprise Spur
... Surprise Spur (86°34′S 147°50′W / 86.567°S 147.833°W / -86.567 -147.833Coordinates 86°34′S 147°50′W / 86.567°S 147.833°W ... much younger Beacon series appear on this spur ... United States Geological Survey document "Surprise Spur" (content from the Geographic Names Information System) ...
Louisiana Highway 3046 Spur
... km) Existed 1960s–2010 Louisiana Highway 3046 Spur (LA 3046 Spur) was a state highway in Louisiana that served Jefferson Parish ... The western terminus of LA 3046 Spur was at LA 3046 (Causeway Boulevard) between LA 3139 (Earhart Expressway) and U.S ... There was no connection between the spur route and its parent as the two highways did not meet at grade LA 3046 (Causeway Boulevard) is elevated via a long overpass, and LA 3046 Spur existed at ...
Types of Spurs
... Spurs are divided into Men's, Women's, and Children's, according to width (which must fit on the heel of the rider's boot) ... Spurs are further divided into length of the neck, with 1/4" being relatively small (and a common size in children's spurs), with some being 2-3" long ... end end is a metal ball about the size of a small marble, making it one of the milder spurs Knob end end of the spur is squared off but blunted at the edges ...
Szanto Spur
... Szanto Spur (73°43′S 161°18′E / 73.717°S 161.300°E / -73.717 161.300Coordinates 73°43′S 161°18′E / 73.717°S 161.300°E / -73.71 ... from the United States Geological Survey document "Szanto Spur" (content from the Geographic Names Information System) ...

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    We only seem to learn from Life that Life doesn’t matter so much as it seemed to do—it’s not so burningly important, after all, what happens. We crawl, like blinking sea-creatures, out of the Ocean onto a spur of rock, we creep over the promontory bewildered and dazzled and hurting ourselves, then we drop in the ocean on the other side: and the little transit doesn’t matter so much.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    Without [diversion] we would be in a state of weariness, and this weariness would spur us on to seek a more solid means of escaping from it. But diversion amuses us, and leads us unconsciously to death.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    How all occasions do inform against me,
    And spur my dull revenge!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)