I am thinking of getting a custom whip for a friend for their birthday (so he stops using mine all the time!)
I was wondering if anyone can give me any recommendations? I did a search on Google, but you can all guess what those results look like. I am looking for something that will have two colors and has a nice heavier feel in the hand. Jumper-style crop.
If nothing exists I will have to get a plain old brown one, but I would love to treat him to a custom crop. Thanks in advance if any of you have a secret little place!
SmartPak has Fowler's Custom Jockey Whips. They also mention that other options are available in addition to the ones available on their Web Site. I also recall a place in England that also makes them. Naturally, the lead time on any of these items would be a number of weeks.
I think Malvern Saddlery does custom whips/bats/crops but anything from them is not cheap. But they also have some gorgeous in stock bats and whips, check out their website and catalog, they always have one of a kind items.
And as already mentioned, Bit of Britain does the racing bats which look nice.