Originally Posted by Black Beauty 94
Yes, it is true. Yes, that is true about bits and spurs.
Did you guys actually smack yourself hard, like some people do to horses, I was free lounging and used a whip to get him to move around, and I hit myself and it burned!
I have hit myself good and hard (probably harder than I have ever hit my horse) on my bare leg, and I did not find it to be a painful experience. Perhaps a small sting like a mosquito bite at most. That's not to say that it isn't possible to cause pain with a whip, but my point is that I have experienced my whip in use on myself, the same way I would use it on a horse, and I am perfectly comfortable in the knowledge that I am not doing any harm.