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post #11 of 95 Old 09-07-2010, 10:00 PM
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I never could see the argument in how they were "evil".

Personally, I think they are a glorified whip.

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post #12 of 95 Old 09-07-2010, 10:01 PM
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I just use my hand. I'm the one that said it was the dumbest invention in the horse world. If people need sticks, I say go for it!

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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Personally, I think they are a glorified whip.
I agree. Whip does the same thing, but somehow it's been made into this 'must have' item for training.

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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I'm willing to bet that my crop and dressage whip both cost less combined than one carrot stick...

I've heard the argument that the carrot stick is "made different", but could you not just take an old whip lying around the barn and fix it up to have properties more like the carrot stick? In the end though, I think they would accomplish the same thing.

Maybe it's just me though. I don't do a lot of ground work myself anymore, admittedly.

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I just use my hand. I'm the one that said it was the dumbest invention in the horse world. If people need sticks, I say go for it!
You have very long hands then!
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I'm willing to bet that my crop and dressage whip both cost less combined than one carrot stick...
I'm taking your bet!

My nice yellow carrot stick is $7.

Now my dressage whip (for actual riding) is from Dover. I don't remember the price, but the cheapest one there (checking right now) is $12. I believe I paid $15 or $20 for mine (for the length I wanted). The whip I have for trail ride and jumping (don't use it, keep just in case) again from Dover is around $7-10.

Now I had dressage whip from local TSC and it was around $10, short whip from the local auction $4.

So doesn't matter how you combine them the only one cheaper would be the very crappy short whip from the local auction.
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Last time I checked, carrot sticks were $32. At least, the ones direct from the Parellis. Is yours generic?

The only real reason why I made that bet, believe me, had I not seen that price tag a while back I'd have never dreamed they'd charge that for the sticks.

Regardless...I still think it's a glorified whip. ;) ALTHOUGH, I do wish dressage whips came in bright colors like that. I'd love it for schooling at home. Me and the pony have a "bright color" theme, and almost all I wear to ride is tie dye shirts. Rainbow colored dressage.

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I agree. Whip does the same thing, but somehow it's been made into this 'must have' item for training.
Why not to use it if it's more convenient AND cheaper? That's what I just don't get. Why this fact makes people so mad? I'd be very hesitant to leave somewhere or step on my nice pricey dressage whip. However I don't really care about the carrot stick.

I prefer Woof boots to the no-brand neoprene boots. Just the convenience of velcro, and the sickness of the boots. So should I use neoprene boots just because "they do the same thing"? And be laughed at for using Woofs?

I'm not trying to fight here, but there is always a reason behind the use of any equipment. And often the reason is valid, not because it's just some "magical tool".

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Ha, that's funny about the Banana stick! I got mine pretty cheap, less than $40 ithink, and I've gotten used to halding the stick+string all the time. It makes agood stand-in for a lunge whip if I forget to bring mine to the barn!

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Last time I checked, carrot sticks were $32. At least, the ones direct from the Parellis. Is yours generic?
Well, I bet Parellis yes! Mine is not from Parelli. Those were sold by 2 or 3 different vendors at the Expo last year in all different colors and cheap.
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