In general, the less expensive whips are not going to be as well-balanced and feel heavier than their more expensive counterparts, but sometimes you just need a cheaper whip. See our articles on Carriage Whips.
We have been heavily involved in the sport of carriage driving since 2000, competing in Pleasure Driving and Combined Driving with many breeds of Horses, Ponies, & Very Small Equines. We also enjoy coaching our driving students and driving recreationally. Since we use what we sell, we are able to advise you on the best product(s) for your needs!