Loesdau “Telescopic Whip with Golf Handle”
Manufacturer description: Carbon fiberglass bidirectional telescopic whip with fixed metal swivel tip Synthetic whip with snap hook (Nylon), Length: approx 300cm (extended), approx 110cm (zipped together), Whip: approx 400cm Weight: approx 300g Colors: black and white Price: about 33 euros www.loesdau.de
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What the testers like: The length is great for dashing in long lines: the range winner. Since the whip swings slightly toward the edge, you can strike the horse with a slight hand motion. The stroke is flexible and does not get knotted easily.
What bothers? Testers felt that the grip was too thick. After just a few minutes, the long, 300-gram whip becomes heavy in your hand. The stroke also brings additional weight due to its length. It is difficult to lead him to a certain point.
Conclusion: Very long but heavy whip. So it is not necessarily suitable for riders who rush several horses per day.
Flick “Eco Carbon” Model 05674
Manufacturer description: Bifold carbon composite telescopic whip made of hollow glass and nylon striking, Length: approx 200cm (extended), approx 105cm (zipped together), Whip: approx 230cm, Weight: approx 150g, Colours: black, bronze, Anthracite, violet and blue, price: about 39 euros, www.fleck-co.de
What the testers like: Colorful lashes don’t just look stylish. It is also wonderfully light in the hand and can be lifted without force. The stroke is short, but it can be used well and precisely and is neatly attached to a small pole. It flies through the air quickly and with good momentum and reaches the horse with the necessary flicks.
What bothers? Testers wished the whip was a little longer. In order to stimulate more active horses or rush into a larger circle, testers must run along.
Conclusion: Sleek, compact and very light whip. If you often look for your whip, you will surely find this colorful model again quickly.
Döbert “telescopic lung whip” (CAVALLO recommendation)
Manufacturer description: Bidirectional telescopic whip made of hollow glass with rotating white synthetic whip Lightweight construction Length: approx 200cm (extended), approx 75cm (zipped together), Whip: approx 250cm Weight: approx. 140 g Colour: black Price is about 58 euros www.doebert.com
What the testers like: This whip is pushed together for a very short time and can be stored easily. Upon withdrawal, the time is long enough for the testers to rush comfortably. The solid, stable silicone shock has one advantage: testers don’t have to untie the knots afterwards.
What bothers? Since the blow is very heavy, it flies into the air with force, but it cannot be directed accurately. Testers felt a slight tremor in their hands. It’s like swinging a bungee cord. Testers did not find that hanging the drill on a leather strap is stable enough. Although this whip is the lightest model in our test, it feels heavier when pulled than the short “Tunisia” Horzi, which weighs more, due to the longer lever.
Conclusion: Very light and compact when pushed together to save space. The length is just enough for a comfortable lunge. The strong silicone effect may make an impression on the most active horses.
Manufacturer description: Ultra-light telescopic whip made of carbon and nylon, Length: approx 180cm (extended), approx 95cm (bolt together), Whip: approx 195cm, Weight: approx 160g, Colors: blue, red, black Price: About 40 euros, www.horze.de
What the testers like: This whip feels very light in the hand and cannot be felt. The blow can be moved well and quickly and held tightly to the whip stick with a small pole. The handle fits well in the hand and does not slip.
What bothers? Because not only the lash, but also the lash is very short, people are really at a faster pace. If you want to rush in long lines, you can’t comfortably stand in the middle, but run fast.
Conclusion: A particularly light and useful whip, which is very short including the whip. Ideal for example for Equikinetic or children.
Fleck “Carbon Composite”, Model 05035 (CAVALLO Recommendation)
Manufacturer description: Ultra-light telescopic whip made of hollow glass with nylon whip and triple telescopic extension. Length: about 255cm (extended), about 95cm (gun together), swing: about 260cm, weight: about 150g, color: black, price: about 67€, www.fleck-co.de
What the testers like: Despite its length, the flagellum is light and delicate. A person can easily reach a horse. Suspension of the blow makes a good impression: the sling looks stable and sturdy. Even small movements of the wrist or forearm are well transmitted by the slightly swinging whip. The punch easily flies through the air and can be directed.
What bothers? The bat is made of lightweight, soft and flexible nylon material. Lightly and gently reaches the horse. In order to allow it to beat in the air more vigorously, it must be more solid and stable.
Conclusion: Great whip for a relaxed lunge, even in big liners. For horses that respond well to driving aids.
In addition to the editorial staff (right Nadine Szymansky), dressage coach Sabine Ellinger (left) also tested. She rushes several horses every day and knows what’s important in a good whip.