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        04-22-2009, 10:50 PM
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    Used correctly - a whip (crop, bat) or spurs are used to reinforce the cue given by your seat and legs.

    I agree 100% with that, I have never used any of the personally and there have being times when I should of but it didn't have it with me.
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        04-22-2009, 11:08 PM
    I used one when Hershey took up the habit of refusing jumps. Most of the time I would tap my boot with the crop to make a sound, instead of taping him, otherwise I got a more extreme reaction than I was looking for.
        04-22-2009, 11:10 PM
    I use crops and whips, but only as a training aid, not for inflicting pain.
        04-22-2009, 11:21 PM
    The whip is an extention to your arm. That is all. Used in that manner, and not for a beatdown, it's great.
        04-22-2009, 11:28 PM
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    I feel a crop is perfectly acceptable as a reinforcement for aids that the horse understands but is choosing to ignore. I don't always ride with one, but sometimes there is a time and a place for them and certain horses just need that reinforcement to realize you mean business.
        04-23-2009, 04:48 PM
    I use a dressage whip when I'm teaching Norman to pick up the canter. That helps him stay sensitive to my leg aids and not become dead to the spurs. I don't have anything against crops or whips as long as they're used correctly. I think all new riders should carry nothing more than a short crop, though. Whips are too harsh for an inexperienced rider and are easy to overdo.

    I prefer spurs over crops because the reinforcement should ideally come from the leg, but some horses need more. But hey, if your horse doesn't need crops or spurs, that's awesome.

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