IVC Carriage (formerly known as Iowa Valley Carriage) - Equestrian Driving Equipment

Educational Articles - Carriage Whips

Carriage Whips

The whip is an important part of your horse driving equipment.  Just like your legs, seat, and hands are important aids for riding a horse, your whip becomes the "replacement" for those aids considering that a driver doesn't have physical contact with the horse.  The reins, voice, and whip act as aids for controlling the driving horse.

Our articles below can help you learn how to select the perfect whip, hold it correctly, and care for it.

 

Selecting a Whip - holding it properly and choosing the right one for you

How to Measure a Whip - measure a US whip vs. a European whip

Measuring Your Turnout for a Whip - how to get the proper length

Caring for your Driving Whip - proper maintenance and storage

 

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