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post #1 of 8 Old 07-10-2013, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Can my dressage whip be saved?

My favorite dressage whip has lost its tail. Not sure what happened but I really love the whip. Unfortunately I don't know the maker since it was a gift from a person I have long since lost touch with. Is there any way to get a new tail on my beloved whip?
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-10-2013, 01:37 PM
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I hope that you can. I lost a gorgeous Dressage whip many years ago in a fire. I have never seen the like of it since. It was made of braided willow wood with a leather bat.

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-10-2013, 01:58 PM
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Is it leather? You could try taking it to a local saddlery/tack repair shop and asking if they could do anything for it.
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I'll have to double check the material. I have a feeling its fiberglass though.
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-10-2013, 03:34 PM
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My local tack shop sells the tails seperately for about $4. Check at yours, you may be in luck. will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. ... Explore. Dream. Discover.”
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-11-2013, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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It's fiberglass. I'll be going to the tack shop on Saturday so here's hoping!
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-11-2013, 09:50 AM
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As long as the small loop is there, you can replace the popper. My dressage whip uses the same as the lunge whip.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-12-2013, 01:13 AM
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All of my dressage whips have lost their tails. Don't ask me how because I seriously have no idea. One day they have tails the next... tailless. I still all use mine without the tail *shrug*
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