Artificial aids usually used to encourage the horse to move forward.

There are several types or whip characterized by their length or the material they are made of.

  • The dressage whip is a long whip (up to 120 cm long) that is usually quite flexible and helps riders communicate precisely with the horse when riding dressage.
  • The jumping whip (up to 75 cm) is usually stiffer and used to encourage the forward movement of the horse.
  • The lunging whip is used to work with the horse from a distance when lunging or training at liberty.

Related terms: Leg aids, spurs