Colt Starting: Using Spurs Learn how to properly use spurs on a young horse with help from Bud Lyon. By H&R Editors | August 4, 2021 | 100 views Click here to watch now! Spurs are a training aid that can be an extension of your foot and help to encourage certain horses. In this video, Bud Lyon explains when and why you might consider using spurs on a young horse in training. Click here to watch now!