View Full Version : Any whips with super thin handles?
Mar. 7, 2011, 10:55 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions for a dressage whip with a very thin handle? My whip handle is so thick it just does not feel right in my hand. A friend had one that was quite thin that I tried and much preferred, but there is no brand name or anything on it. Thanks for any suggestions!!!:)
Mar. 7, 2011, 11:05 PM
In the gaited show ring, these tend to be the norm:
the handle is nothing more than a piece of leather wrapped around the shaft. So you don't have a very cushy grip...but if you like it that way then you're all set!
the caveat is that IME gaited whips are not as 'whippy' as dressage whips.
Mar. 7, 2011, 11:43 PM
I LOVE Wonder Whips, I got mine in Dover. Very thin handle, however I never feel like I'm going to drop it because it has a mushroom cap wide enough not to slip out of your hands while riding. It comes in three lengths and three different handle colors. Love love love these whips! :yes:
I have this cheapie whip: http://www.doversaddlery.com/etd-dressage-whip/p/X1-1427/cn/127/
(I'm not so sure I would put a ton of confidence in the low review--I'm not exactly gentle on my whip and it lives in a barn aisle and holds up great)
it doesn't have a "handle" area, so it's quite thin. I have stubby fingers and I have difficulty with heavy whips with thick handles. I also like Fleck whips.
Mar. 8, 2011, 02:14 AM
A longe whip with the end cut off.
DON'T JUDGE ME!
Mar. 8, 2011, 02:42 AM
I LOVE my Fleck whip :) It's navy, thin, and.. it says his name on it :) hee hee.
But the main reason I love it...okay, the main reason is because it says his name, but the other main reason is that it is thin. :) I don't like holding a lot of stuff in addition to reins. And it wasn't hideously priced either. I think Dressage Extensions carries them.
Mar. 8, 2011, 09:51 AM
Thank you everyone!:D