Yes. Even if your horse is a forward going type of horse you should use your leg like on any other. And that you have spurs doesn’t mean you have to use them :D
Hey! I can only give you my example! I have a very nervous mare, she has lots of energy but sometimes she doesn't listen to my leg, specially if it is the inside leg and it's asking her to bend, so yes I use small spurs, I only touch her with the spurs when I need to, I'm not constantly applying pressure on her! She can explode and run away if I sit wrongly on the saddle but she doesn't run away from my leg, she knows how to react to the spurs because I used them! (not sure if it's clear sorry)
So if you know how yo use them, yes use them!
hope it helps
The only reason you should use spurs is to train your horse to respond to lighter aids. You really shouldn’t use them just to make your horse more forward.
If your horse is already forward going why do you want to use them?
Spurs are not to make a horse go more forward- they are to refine your aids and make them more clear and direct as you move into the upper levels of your chosen discipline. If you have a steady leg, you've reached the point where you need that refinement, and have a trainer to supervise, I don't see why you shouldn't try them. I would start with rubber-coated ones that don't apply a lot of pressure, and perhaps have a more experienced rider make sure your horse is accustomed to spurs and what they mean if you've never used them before.
Bad idea. Using more force than required on any horse will dull them to the natural leg, hence why the majority of riding school ponies have a tendency to be 'lazy' off the leg as they have been kicked countless times by beginners and have learned to ignore it as a result. If your horse responds perfectly fine to your leg and has already been well trained to do so then why would you feel the need to use spurs? They apply a large amount of pressure to a horse's side due to the small surface area they have and any mistake made by the rider is more than likely to cause distress to the horse which is why you tend to see professional riders using them on highly trained horses who understand how to respond to the lightest aid applied via the spurs. Any sudden jolts into the horse's side are definitely not going to be comfortable for any horse.