Riding Whips

Handle Styles
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To Our Customers...while these whips are pictured with a particular style in a particular wood, it does not have to be ordered that way.  Any of the styles are available in any of the woods as long as that wood is in stock.  They are priced according to the labor entailed, and the length and type of whip - all woods pictured are the same price.  And if there is a style you like that you see (or don't see), and want it altered (for example:  you want to eliminate the bead closest to the whip shaft), as long as the design element is round, we can probably do that.   Please understand, however, that wood is most difficult to photograph.  Colors pictured may vary due to the camera or mother nature.  One supply of wood may have a bit different shade than the next shipment.  That is because no two trees are alike - color and grain may vary slightly.  And, while many think that wood would be heavy, these whips are amazingly lightweight.

Please note...all riding and straight driving ships are measured from the butt end of the handle to the tip end of the shaft not including the popper.  Whips measuring less than 44" are considered riding or halter and will be priced accordingly.   Whips 44" in length or greater will be considered driving or halter whips and will be priced at the straight driving whip price.  Lash whips are priced depending on the type of whip.

STYLE A  - This handle is made of Tulipwood. While used mostly on driving whips, this "straight-handle style with extra end beads" can be used on riding whips.  It offers a bit more weight on the end, as well as decoration. 
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STYLE B - This handle is made of Cocobolo. This has been the most popular, especially for beginning or young riders.   We call it the "straight handly style".
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STYLE C - This handle is made of Birdseye Maple. Styles C and F, the "three-bead" are alike.  However, the beads in style C are of less diameter than those in style F.  Most of that sly has beads similar to those in style F.  This style was originally created to eliminate the use of electrical tape which some riders use to keep their hand from slipping too far toward the end of the handle. 
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STYLE D - This handle is made of Kingwood. Created originally for riders (especially equitation) who want, or whose instructors want, to keep their hands in a secured position on the handle.  We call this the "four-bead" style. 
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STYLE E - This handle is made of Ebony. Obviously called the "cane" style, this handle offers a good non-slip grip wherever you hold it.  The small beads along the handle are non-obtrusive, and if you like to choke up on the whip, there is no large bead at the end closest to the whip shaft.  Many think it is our most elegant style.
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STYLE F - This handle is made of Santos Rosewood. This "three-bead" style, like style C, offers a grip where your hand can be positioned off the end of the handle.  Eliminating the use of electrical tape, the second bead is usually placed from 1/2" to 1-1/4" from the end bead.  
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The FERRULE - each whip has a metal ferrule between the handle and the shaft of the whip.  This is the most important element of the structure of the whip.  It comes in a silver chrome at no charge.  You do have an option to have gold-plating on this ferrule.

The END BUTTON - each whip has a gold- or silver-colored end button, which the color depending on the color of the ferrule.  These buttons can be monogrammed with your initials.  Or some choose barn initials.  We can engrave up to three (3) initials on the button.  The monogrammed style has the initial of the first name on the left-small, the initial of the last name in the center-large, and the initial of the middle name on the right-small.  Or, you can get one to three initials all in the same size.  Please specify.

FREIGHT - shipping is via UPS ground, unless otherwise specified.  Rush orders require special shipping and additional freight charges.  If a package and/or whip is damaged in shipping, please call us immediately.

TO ORDER - visit our "ORDER FORM" page.  You have several options available on each whip.  When ordering, the most difficult things to determine are the length of the grip and the color of the wood.  On the order form, there is a suggestion as to how to measure for grip length.  As to the length of the whip, we strongly suggest that you measure a whip you are currently using, and measure it from end of handle to end of whip shaft, excluding the popper.  We will be happy to help you further if you have questions.  Just call or e-mail us at "steedwhip.com", or inquire via this web site.