Driving - Use of The Whip

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What is the use of the Whip in Driving Classes?

Driving - Use of The Whip

In the Fine Harness class, the whip is used to increase the impulsion from the horse`s rear quarters; hopefully with the ultimate goal of causing the horse to drop and drive in the rear quarters, propelling the front end of the horse up and increasing the motion-elevation-animation of the overall look. The Driver or "Whip" never hits the horse with the reins, but impulsion is always made by either a simple "cluck" or a light tap on the hip with the buggy whip.



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