Shop with one of the fastest growing online shops for horse supplies in Australia. We ship worldwide.
What Size Stock Whip Do I Need?
Stock whips comes in a range of sizes, and it can be confusing to know what size to go for when you are just starting out. The first step is for you to determine is; What are you going to use the whip for? Whether you use the whip on foot or in saddle makes a difference, and if you are experienced or a beginners or short or tall. Furthermore you also need to consider its use - will you be practicing tricks or mustering cattle. As a general rule, the following sizes fits the following stock whip purposes:
- Easier to use, therefore suitable for beginners
- Suitable if you need it when on foot
- The preferred length for kids due to it being shorter
- Performs whips/tricks faster and requires less strength/power
- Suitable for close stockyard work and confined spaces
- Suitable for most women and children due to its length
- suitable for when you are on foot, and for most cracking tricks
- Suitable for horseback riding work or in the paddock.
- The Australian stock whip competition standard
- Popular for trick work and flowing routines
- This was the length used for the whip in The Man from Snowy River
- Most popular whip length for when working from horseback
- Horseback work needs longer lengths to avoid cracking the whip too close to the horse
8 FOOT STOCK WHIP (and up)
- The longer the whip, the more limited uses
- Longer whips can usually only be used for 2-3 different cracks
- Suitable when working on horseback