Originally Posted by Bethy
I am not knowladgeable in the dressage ring, but I ride with a crop every now and then and with a hot horse like mine I enjoy the freedom of dropping the crop! This looks like you would not have that freedom...but I guess that's why its for dressage and not h/j
I ride dressage and I also enjoy the freedom of dropping my whip should things start going to pieces. A whip is just one more thing to be concerned with when the horse is being naughty. As I am sitting here with a badly sprained hand, I would also be concerned with the impact that landing on a wooden block would have. I fell in sand with nothing attached to my hand and managed to do quite a bit of damage.