I AL­WAYS CARRY ONE ON ME

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I al­ways carry a whip that I mainly keep out to the side to en­cour­age driv­ers to keep a dis­tance, flick off flies and oc­ca­sion­ally to say to my horse that I need him to lis­ten to me. I don’t feel safe with­out one.

Mar­ion Potts

I carry a school­ing whip for two rea­sons: first, it’s great for get­ting off pesky horse­flies in hard-to-reach places and sec­ond, it’s also great out hack­ing to help guide quar­ters over if needed. It’s never used as pun­ish­ment.

Kerry Grif­fith

I’ve been brought up to al­ways carry a whip. I only use it to get rid of flies or hold bram­bles/small branches/ net­tles out of the way while I’m out hack­ing.

Butch Bishop

I use mine to swat flies and push and pull gates. A tap on my boot is enough if my horse isn’t lis­ten­ing to my aids. It’s ba­si­cally an ex­ten­sion of my hand and I’ve never used it in anger or pun­ish­ment. I call mine a stick not a whip. Whip im­plies pun­ish­ment.

Anna Hales

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