Cavalry Spurs

The use of boot spurs in a military cavalry is something that historically has been used in many different militia throughout the ages. Cavalry Spurs were widely used as items of award or as a sign of rank and experience within a cavalry and were given to those soldiers who had progressed on to more than just a basic recruit.

After the soldiers were involved in their first combat situation, they were awarded a pair of boot spurs as a form of medal and then became part of The Order Of The Spur. These spurs and certificate were often given at a dinner or event called a "Spur Dinner" where all rookie soldiers were awarded their spurs.

There is also a process and tradition called a Spur Ride where new recruits performed a series of tests and events designed to test their ability on a horse and also their knowledge of the rules, regulations, history and traditions which they were expected to recite from memory. This Spur Ride was also a way that the soldiers were able to earn their spurs to show that they were more experienced riders and fighters than other new recruits.

Within the Cavalry, the soldiers that wore spurs then became of a higher rank or level than those who had none. Although the soldiers may have been of a similar military rank, the fact that they had earned their spurs in battle or on a mission was a sign of their seniority over those who had yet to get them.

The Cavalry spurs were usually made from silver and were mostly the English, Prince Of Wales style spurs. There were also sets of gold spurs that were reserved for the soldiers of proper higher military rank or those that had been involved a higher number of combat situations.

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Marked US WL Vintage Military Cavalry SPURS Nice Cond USE or COLLECT NR
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1 Pair Model 1885 Solid Brass Combat Cavalry Spurs Rowel Leather Straps
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Fancy Horse Head Western Spurs w Black Dotted Straps
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Vintage North Judd Spurs Used Horse Antique Very Nice
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Antique Original WW1 Era US Cavalry Officer Dress Riding Boots W Nickel Spurs
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WW1 US Cavalry Spurs US WL Mark Whithorse WWI US WL Army English Riding
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Vintage Horse Riding Cowboy Spur Military Spike
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US Army Gold Cavalry Spurs Straps Prince Of Wales Order Of The Spur Award
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Vintage Antique Hand Forged Western Cowboy Horse Spurs Rusty PatinaRancher
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Little Big Horn Collection US Cavalry Spurs Harrisburg Museum Auction
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Vintage US Military Cavalry spurs marked US AB with leather straps
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North Judd Anchor Marked Heart Button Vintage Horse Spurs
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Vintage Spurs Made In USA Leather Metal Horse Riding Cowboy Boots
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D Crews Spurs 1978 Horse Boot Spurs
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