Hey Everyone! I have to get feedback for an invention I designed in school for a grade, and since I don't have a mass of horsey friends to ask I was wondering if you lovely people on this forum could give me some feedback? It would be so awesome, I'd be eternally grateful, and I would forever owe you. Here's a brief description and photos of it, but its rather rough in looks...(please bear the horrible photo resizing, I have no clue how to work it!)
WHIP SMART: DRESSAGE WHIP HELPER
The Whip Smart: Dressage Whip Helper is designed to help you correctively use and hold a dressage whip without interfering with the contact of the horse's mouth. (And before there' any scrutiny, I don't believe in gimicky products to improve riding, I needed an invention and this is what I thought of =D) It can be used by beginners, pros, trainers, and anywhere else you may be in your riding career. This is made possible by the design: at the base, a stretchy yet strong fabric is attached by handy-dandy sewing work to a wooden black, which raises the whip past the hip and makes it easier to access. Then, mounted by a bolt to the block, is a "Kwik Klip." Basically, it opens and closes on a series of notches that close around the handle of any whip and crop up to maybe 1/2 inch in diameter(?). This secires the whip tightly. Since taking the pictures, I've added elastic to help hold the weight of the block and the whip on the fabric. There are also holes for the fingers (because otherwise there would be no use of the fingers or the holes...) and an outer elastic design. The wrist closure is velcro, and the wristband is elastic. The glove is made for the left hand.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, and I'm not trying to sell my product or anything, I just need people to voice opinions on what they think of it. It isn't actually available for sale or rent or loan or anything. Once my science fair is done, itll probably sit in a drawer until its fished from my closet =D