If you are a fan of the Wild West, western or country music, cowboy gear, rodeos and line dancing then you will be fully aware of the importance of looking good when attending social events such as these. The cowboy and western way of life revolves around meetings, social events and gatherings where looking and feeling your best is very important.
One of these events is the Western Show where folk put on displays and demonstrations of wild west skills such as using the Lasso, riding and horsemanship, blacksmithing, rodeo or capturing a bull from horseback. There are also events where looking your best is just as important as winning and the overall design and style of your clothes and your horse tack and equipment is too.
Those who are involved in competition, demonstrations or displays involving horses will often wear a pair of show spurs as part of their outfit. These custom made spurs will be specifically designed for the wearer and will be much more flamboyant and stylized than any normal pair of spurs you might find being worn by a ranch hand or cowboy. Custom show spurs are designed to look good. In fact, they are designed to look amazing! Gold, silver, bronze and jewels are used to fully mount the edges of the spurs and the patterns and designs are of sweeping curves, logos, decals and images - all designed to match the wearers outfit. Polished to a fine finish, the spurs will shine like glinting stars as the wearer parades their horse through various skills and techniques - possibly not even using them to control the horse at all. That is why they are called Show Spurs.