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You Will Need
- Dressage whip
- Lunge whip
- Jockey whip
Purchase a crop
Purchase a riding crop -- a regular size whip, for equitation or jumping. Consider one without a strap to prevent injury to yourself.
Purchase a dressage whip
Select a dressage whip if you will be riding in dressage competitions. This whip is longer than a crop.
Purchase a lunge whip
Select a lunge whip if you want a whip that can be cracked in the air to draw the horse's attention. This long whip is used on the ground and never comes in contact with the horse.
Purchase a jockey's whip
Select a jockey's whip if you will be racing your horse. This whip is wider at the end than other whips, and makes a lot of noise when it comes in contact with the horse. Like other whips, however, it does not hurt the horse.