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WhipIn Straightness Training we use the whip as a subtle pointing device.

The whip is used while doing groundwork, longeing, work in hand, riding and at liberty.

The whip should be as light as possible and you should choose a good whip that is easy to handle and fits the size of your horse.

So with very small horses you’ll use a size 1.10 m / 3 ft in groundwork, work in hand and riding. With very large horses you might use 1.30 or 1.40 m / 4.5 ft. Most common is 1.20 / 4 ft.

With the whip you can extend your arm and energy.

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The whip should always be used in an animal friendly way and the horse should never be afraid of the whip.

It’s never the whip that is uncomfortable for the horse, it’s always the human behind the whip that makes a whip uncomfortable.

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By Max on 31 May 2017 at 21:49

I really like how you talked about using whips as a tool for training. We’re going to be working on training our horses, and I think that getting some whips to help with training would be good. I’m glad you pointed out that the whips shouldn’t ever be something that the horses fear though! Thanks for the information!


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