The whip can be one of the most useful communication aids at the driver’s disposal. But if the horse doesn’t understand those communications, well, it’s just a stick.
This lesson plan takes you step by step through the process of teaching your horse how to move off whip through in-hand training. It also will help teach a whip-shy horse to accept the whip as a communication aid, rather than something to be feared.
Since this lesson plan is all about teaching your horse how to move from your requests, it’s a good idea to be sure he’ll stand upon your request first! If you haven’t taken the opportunity to work with the “Stand 1” lesson plan, it will be incredibly helpful to your success with this lesson plan.