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meredithbarlow
Dec. 15, 2010, 12:57 PM
My friend asked me to get her a new dressage whip for xmas, and I plan to order it online... which means i won't be able to touch it before buying it.

What brands do you guys like? Something strong, durable, show legal etc. Not toooo expensive but not cheap either.

Thanks!

Spyder
Dec. 15, 2010, 01:03 PM
Fleck. They are really nicely balanced and you can't go wrong with any one in your price range. They have them at Dover, not sure where else you can find them on line.

meredithbarlow
Dec. 15, 2010, 01:30 PM
Thanks. Do you know what the most desirable length is? Is that based on the size of the mount, or rider preference? She rides a 15.2 hand morab.

BetterOffRed
Dec. 15, 2010, 01:32 PM
I second Fleck.

Dover, Dressage Extensions, Smartpak sell them.

mjhco
Dec. 15, 2010, 01:34 PM
Maximum legal length for showing in the US isno longer than 47.2 inches (120 cm)

BetterOffRed
Dec. 15, 2010, 01:34 PM
The two most common sizes are 110cm and 120cm. (they do come in a shorter 100cm) I ride a 17h warmblood and I use the 110.

caddym
Dec. 15, 2010, 02:04 PM
I love this one - the fleck balance whip

http://www.equinesource.com/fleckfeldmanperfectbalancewhip.aspx

cyndi
Dec. 15, 2010, 03:09 PM
Another Fleck fan. I will buy no other brand. I am short - 5 feet - and prefer a shorter whip. My favorite is the plain golf grip version.

meredithbarlow
Dec. 15, 2010, 03:36 PM
They sell them on amazon.com too! haha. Thanks.

EaglesWings
Dec. 16, 2010, 01:20 PM
Another vote for Fleck. They are far and beyond the best.

Megaladon
Dec. 16, 2010, 01:55 PM
Fleck :yes: Light, flexible, feels good in your hand.