I bought one on eBay from someone who makes them - I felt too overwhelmed to make my own (even though I practically make all of my other equipment, lol) - but I still have it, even though it got left in a mouse-infested garage and the leather popper at the end of the string got eaten (thank goodness the handle was the only other part of the stick touching the ground, not the leather tab on the end!) I just replaced the leather popper with part of an old dog leash...
Sometimes, I just use the lead instead of the whole stick thing, but it's nice to use the stick and be safe from getting kicked of run over!
"Horses are proof that God wants us to enjoy life"
SAVE THE MUSTANGS!!!!