Horse Training Aids

Lunging Strap with Solid Brass...
Lunging Strap with Solid Brass Hardware. Leather Lunging Attachment with Solid Brass Hardware. Just hook this to the bit for lunging or leading. This lunge strap is perfect for snapping...
Regular price $15.99
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Lunge Line Stopper - RubberReplacement...
Lunge Line Stopper - RubberReplacement stopper for lunge lines. Black rubber.
Regular price $1.79
Regular price $1.79
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The perfect balanced doggin bat....
The perfect balanced doggin bat. Top skirting leather stitched over spring steel flat center that won't break.
Regular price $9.99
Regular price $9.99
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What great quality the Tory...
What great quality the Tory Leather line of products is. As always made is the USA. These side reins are made with English bridle leather with solid brass hardware. These...
$44.95
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Multi Purpose Attachment that doubles...
Multi Purpose Attachment that doubles as a Lunge Attachment, Dog Coupler or the perfect thing to hook to the bit in a Lead Line class. Two 5/8" x 6" straps...
Regular price $16.99
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Whip Holders will hold up...
Whip Holders will hold up to 13 whips, bats or crops. Note: Whips/Crops not includedAvailable in black onlyWARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause...
Regular price $3.99
Regular price $3.99
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Poly Lunge Line with ChainLunge...
Poly Lunge Line with ChainLunge line with big rubber dough nut at the end. This great rubber stopper keeps the line from slipping out of your hands. A great thing...
Regular price $24.99
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Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat...
Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat by County Fiberglass Bat with Tape Handle. Handmade in England with top quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship, this jump bat is just what you need...
Regular price $39.35
Regular price $39.35
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Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat...
Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat by County - Fiberglass Bat with Tape Handle. Handmade in England with top quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship, this jump bat is just what you need...
Regular price $32.99
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Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat...
Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat by County - Fiberglass Bat with Tape Handle.Handmade in England with top quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship, this jump bat is just what you need...
Regular price $36.99
Regular price $36.99
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Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat...
Exselle Hand Made Jump Bat by County - Fiberglass Bat with Tape Handle.Handmade in England with top quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship, this jump bat is just what you need in...
$37.99
$37.99
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Exselle®  Hand Made Jockey Bat...
Exselle®  Hand Made Jockey Bat by CountyCovered Fiberglass Bat with Tape HandleHand made in England for Exselle with top quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship, this jump bat is just what...
Regular price $36.99
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Stars and Sparkle Glitter Jump...
Stars and Sparkle Glitter Jump Bat Bright, colorful and full of bling! Lightweight, but solidly made. Has a 6.75 rubber grip handle that fits small hands well. A 1.5 popper...
Regular price $11.49
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Lunging WhipsLunge whip comes in...
Lunging WhipsLunge whip comes in array of colors, each will have a rubber ribbed grippy handle. The whip will measure is 5' 5" with a 6' drop. Whip lash on...
$12.89
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Colorful Training Whip with Golf...
Colorful Training Whip with Golf GripThis very useful whip can be used while driving singles or pairs or can be used as a stockyard whip to facilitate moving livestock. Other...
$9.78
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Training StickHere is a training...
Training StickHere is a training stick and whip in one. This stick has a removable drop so you can use just the stick portion only when necessary. This training stick...
Regular price $18.79
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Gaited Whip. The preferred style...
Gaited Whip. The preferred style of whip for the gaited horse rider. These whips are used for competition, schooling and showing in hand. Smooth handle with Black woven nylon covers...
Regular price $8.59
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Barrel Race BatGrippy rubber handle,...
Barrel Race BatGrippy rubber handle, plastic covered shaft, wide leather loop popper that will create the desired sound. No wrist loop, 28 inches.Comes with a Black or Brown handle.
Regular price $9.29
Regular price $9.29
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Gaited Riding Whip 36"The preferred...
Gaited Riding Whip 36"The preferred style of whip for the gaited horse rider. These whips are used for competition, schooling and showing in hand. Smooth handle with Black woven nylon...
Regular price $9.60
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Gaited Whip 33 InchesThe preferred...
Gaited Whip 33 InchesThe preferred style of whip for the gaited horse rider. These whips are used for competition, schooling and showing in hand. Smooth handle with Black woven nylon...
Regular price $9.29
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Riding CropWhen used correctly, riding...
Riding CropWhen used correctly, riding crops and bats can be used to reinforce natural aids. Sometimes, when training green, lazy or dominant horses, natural aids such as the seat and...
$6.99
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Horse Riding Crop With Reflecting...
Horse Riding Crop With Reflecting ColorNicely made riding crop with reflective coloring. This crop is 26" long with a nice rubber hand loop and grip handle. Comes with a shaped...
Regular price $8.99
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Driving Whip This Driving (Gig)...
Driving Whip This Driving (Gig) Whip has a white handle and white lash. The shaft is black. SHIPPING IS FOB, FREIGHT WILL BE ADDED AS THE TIME OF SHIPMENT
Regular price $31.09
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The Dublin Crop with Gel...
The Dublin Crop with Gel Handle is available in lovely colors. The whip features a gel handle for comfort on the hand and extra grip, the crop also comes in...
Regular price $14.99
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Horse Training Aids

When riding, equestrians rely mainly on their natural aids to communicate with and train their horse. Natural aids include the legs, seat and hands. 

Sometimes, though, riders might need a little extra help to ensure the horse understands the commands — that's where horse training aids, also referred to as artificial training aids, come into play. From bits to whips or crops, these types of aids can help riders communicate with their horse and perform training in forward or lateral movements.

Different Types of Horse Training Aids

Common horse training aids include:

  • Cavesson: A cavesson allows riders to do groundwork and gymnastics without using a bit. With the different ring options, riders can easily work on bending and softening their horse. 
  • Chambon/Neck stretcher: For horses that tend to move with their head high and their back hollow, a chambon or neck stretcher can encourage them to move in a long and low frame. These training aids apply gentle pressure at the poll to encourage the horse to stretch down.
  • Crops and lunge whips: Crops and whips can be used for riding and groundwork. There are various styles and lengths for disciplines ranging from dressage to jumping. 
  • Draw reins: Draw reins encourage the horse to work in a frame by maintaining contact with the bit when riding.
  • Side reins: Similar to draw reins, side reins are a training tool used when doing groundwork. These reins encourage the horse to flex and move in a frame.
  • Long lines: Long lines, which come in a variety of different lengths, are used for lunging. Long lines can be either clipped onto a cavesson ring, looped through the bit and over the horse's head, or used with a surcingle for lunging. 
  • Lunging surcingles: A lunging surcingle looks and fits like a girth, but it includes rings that allow you to attach long lines or side reins for training exercises.

When Would Riders Use These Aids?

Depending on the fitness level of your horse and what you are trying to teach them, some tools work better than others. For example, a green horse just starting out would most likely benefit more from a chambon than draw reins.

Just like with natural aids, riders should always start with the mildest option and use the least amount of pressure. It's important to keep in mind that none of these tools — even crops and whips — are designed for punishment. They are simply to back up the rider's natural aids and condition the horse to better respond to them. 

Find Top-Quality Training Aids at Horse Tack Co. 

Horse Tack Company stocks a large selection of horse training aids and horse riding equipment. We carry quality draw reins, rein aids, long lines, lunging surcingles and more to help you train your horses. You'll also find a variety of training aid accessories ranging from whip popper replacements to whip clips for boots.

You know you will always find great equestrian training equipment at Horse Tack Co. 

Order Your Training Aids Today 

At Horse Tack Co., we carry thousands of pieces of English and western tack and training aids. Browse our extensive collection of training aids designed to get your horse in shape or ready for the show ring.

When you order from our site, you can expect fast processing, quality products and flat-rate shipping on all orders over $75. If you have any questions about any of the training aids we offer, be sure to contact us for assistance or give our team of experts a call at 866-624-8225.         

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