The correct way to strap on English Spurs when horseback riding in an English saddle is to strap the spurs on using thin nylon or leather spur straps. This photograph illustrates how to wear English riding spurs. The spur strap should be inserted into the English riding spur on the inside of the spur, it should be threaded in and out of the slots on the English riding spurs. Next run the strap underneath your boots, just in front of the heel cleft, then feed the strap up through the slots in the metals spurs, and over the top of the foot. This will secure the english riding spurs to your boots. Avoid the temptation to wear your English spurs to low on your heel. English riding spurs were gets designed to be worn higher on the ankle, this makes it easier to apply the spur without having to alter your foot position when riding.