Originally Posted by egrogan
Allison, can you explain why you don't change sides? For some reason my instructor really found this to be important, I will ask her why next time I see her, but I was under the impression this was an important part of being able to handle it correctly.
Actually I almost never change sides either. My horses are stiff on left, but much more relaxed on right (plus my right side is stronger). So basically I rarely need to re-enforce the right side, so my whip mostly stays in my left hand. During lesson my trainer rarely asks me to switch it aslo. Only if horse is reluctant to go in certain direction or ignores my leg completely.
BTW some people simply ride with 2 whips.
I never tried it but should be fun.