i wonder if anyone can help me, i currently have two whips a short whip (about 25 inches long) something like the one in the picture and a longer dressage whip (39 inches long) also like the picture. At my riding school i ride a wide variety of different horses and i am unsure of which to use on each.
Cleo and George - these two are generaly forward but occasional need a small tap to reenforce my leg, i don't how ever really want to take my hand of the reins as they can both be sometime rather strong.
hovis- a lazy horse who trips over his own feet and IMO is bored of the same old same old of being a riding school horse.
Marmite- quite chunky ocassionaly needs a tap to wake up and listen.
humbug- quite excitable some days slow until u wake him up, some days raring to go would gallop given half a chance.
Branston- trips over own feet occasional some time ignores leg though he is perfectly aware of what it means slow soomtimes fast others
stanly- lazy ,used to buck whenever i rode him because he got stressed of by lots of leg used to try and get him to move forward, to solve this i tryed asking him for more impulsion with a squeze then a nudge and im he still wasnt respondin then a firm but not hard tap with a crop (before i had the dressage whip)
ollie- havent actualy riddin him yet but have been given the go ahead, have been told he is simular to george but not as stronge.
any help would be greatly appreciated.
if anyone has any more pointed questions id be happy to awnser,