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Whip

When dressage and riding, the rider uses an elastic whip, the upper end of which is much heavier than the lower, so the rider holds it by the center of gravity.

In this position, the whip springs and you can use it without making sweeping movements with your hand. It is more convenient than a stack or a short whip held by the handle.

The whip is applied closely behind the girth suitable for the strength of a short blow. The impact of the blow is sufficient, so it is not necessary that the horse is also frightened by the whistle of the whip that cuts through the air.
If it is necessary to strike with the whip, it is done with appropriate force, and not playing, uncertainly and finding out how the horse will react to it. You cannot strike in anger, and you should always be aware of the force of your blow.
If a horse is mounted with a whip, it is held in the left hand.

At the same time, it is necessary that the horse does not see the whip, otherwise it will be afraid of it from the very beginning. If a rider wants another athlete to pass the whip to him, then this should be done so that the horse does not notice the whip, because it is always afraid of it. The whip is used if navitronic horses to instigate the sending impact schenkel and muscles of the lumbosacral, when riding dornestic or spoiled horses, when they disobey and fall on occasion, not enough go forward after impact schenkel (as do deviazione horse), if they are lazy or punishment.

If the horse does not react or is reluctant to react to the impact of the schenkels, it can be reminded of this by a blow of the whip. This can be done both to support the forward-sending schenkel and to support the side-sending. A slight blow is sufficient, but it is necessary to simultaneously affect the schenkel. If you hit only after the unsuccessful impact of the schenkel, the horse will not understand the relationship of the blow and its cause. In this case, the horse will only be intimidated, but there will be no success.
For riding in the field or on show jumping, the whip is not suitable. Here you can use a stack of 60-80 centimeters long if necessary.

 

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