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post #1 of 26 Old 04-03-2009, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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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?

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post #2 of 26 Old 04-03-2009, 06:15 AM
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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.

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I personally dont use riding crops but if used properly I dont have a problem with people that do use them. I will throw a pair of spurs on if needed

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post #4 of 26 Old 04-03-2009, 10:11 AM
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I'm all for crops being used if the 'natural' way isn't working. I don't mean abusing the horse with it though.
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It depends on the horse I am riding. I use it sparingly when I do carry it.
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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.

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post #7 of 26 Old 04-05-2009, 07:05 PM
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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.

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post #8 of 26 Old 04-05-2009, 09:25 PM
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I've never used one, but i think if they are used properly then there fine.
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post #9 of 26 Old 04-06-2009, 01:20 PM
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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.
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post #10 of 26 Old 04-06-2009, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Tayz View Post
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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