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    04-03-2009, 05:33 AM
Whip or No Whip?

Which do you prefer?

Using a whip to control the horse beneath you?
Using natrual ways to get the horse going.

I personally believe that no horse deserve's being whipped. Sure, some people just give a small tap and stuff, I'm not criticising anyone who does use one. I just don't like whips....

What do you think?

(No Fighting over this topic, no answer is the right answer, it's your personal choice)
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    04-03-2009, 06:15 AM
I think a crop is a perfectly acceptable means of giving leg aids where the rider is not able to give strong enough aids with their legs.
    04-03-2009, 09:59 AM
I personally don't use riding crops but if used properly I don't have a problem with people that do use them. I will throw a pair of spurs on if needed
    04-03-2009, 10:11 AM
I'm all for crops being used if the 'natural' way isn't working. I don't mean abusing the horse with it though.
    04-03-2009, 10:16 AM
It depends on the horse I am riding. I use it sparingly when I do carry it.
    04-05-2009, 05:29 PM
At the moment I don't ride with a crop, but usually when I do, I give the horse a tap when they're being lazy and not doing what I ask.

I'm fine with people using them as long as they don't whack the horse or anything.
    04-05-2009, 07:05 PM
I've never ridden with whips or spurs. I'd rather go down the road of figuring out how to make my horse want to do what I want... I guess more the training side of things as opposed to the 'results, now!' side of things. My horse I have now was lazy as when I got him. It was simply a matter of teaching him that moving forward off a cluck and a squeeze was a lot easier.
    04-05-2009, 09:25 PM
I've never used one, but I think if they are used properly then there fine.
    04-06-2009, 01:20 PM
I use a crop, but I don't like to. If I can avoid using it, I will. I refuse to wear spurs, though. It's all just personal preference.
    04-06-2009, 02:28 PM
Originally Posted by Tayz    
Using a whip to control the horse beneath you?
Using natrual ways to get the horse going.
Used correctly - a whip (crop, bat) or spurs are used to reinforce the cue given by your seat and legs.

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