Horse Training Aids

Riding Crop with LoopSolid colorful...
Riding Crop with LoopSolid colorful shaft with leather flapper and wrist loop. A great eventing or all around crop for the price.Length: 28"Colors: Black, Hunter Green, Burgundy, Blue
Regular price $9.19
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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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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
$12.89
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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
Regular price $18.79
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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
$6.99
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Horse Training WhipGreat colors. Make...
Horse Training WhipGreat colors. Make a fashion statement or just make it easier to find your own personal colored whip in your tack room! Dressage style nylon coated shaft with...
Regular price $8.99
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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
Regular price $11.49
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International Jump Bat 18" BlackTextured...
International Jump Bat 18" BlackTextured rubber handle for better grip. Braided shaft, leather loop flapper, no wrist loop, 18" black. This little one is great for smaller folk or someone...
Regular price $6.99
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Horse Head Handled CropJust in...
Horse Head Handled CropJust in time for Christmas or fun anytime. What a great crop. Molded black horse head with a great grip, 26 inch long nylon crop with a...
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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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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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Exselle Gel Handle Riding Crop...
Exselle Gel Handle Riding Crop 25 inch PurpleNice crop that comes with a comfortable gel handle.Size: 25 InchesColor: Purple
Regular price $14.99
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Handy Jump BatTextured rubber handle,...
Handy Jump BatTextured rubber handle, braided shaft, hand shaped flapper end. Brings new meaning to the phrase "Talk to the hand!" 18", no wrist loop. Black
Regular price $8.59
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Economic Riding CropJust the right...
Economic Riding CropJust the right price for a starter crop. All braided shaft, popper and hand loop. Comes with a plastic end cap.Color: Raspberry
$2.82 Sale Regular price $6.99
$2.82 Sale Regular price $6.99
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Jump BatBlack and White rubber...
Jump BatBlack and White rubber grip handle. Leather popper.Length is over all 20 1/4 
Regular price $9.70
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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 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
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Capped Dressage Whip 47.2Dressage whip...
Capped Dressage Whip 47.2Dressage whip comes with a white handle, metal capped end on a black shaft. Replaceable Lash.One whip no longer than 47.2 inches (120 cm), including lash may...
Regular price $10.39
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Jockey BatRubber grip. Shaft features...
Jockey BatRubber grip. Shaft features Lime Green and Black spiral. Patten leather popper.Length: Overall 25"
Regular price $26.99
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Equestrian Dressage WhipOne of the...
Equestrian Dressage WhipOne of the newer designs of dressage whips. The comfortable gel handle has been very popular..Size: 39 Inches Color: BlackDressage whips are an artificial aid that assists the...
Regular price $18.20
Regular price $18.20
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Dressage WhipGel Handle 47" crop.Color:...
Dressage WhipGel Handle 47" crop.Color: Black
Regular price $16.99
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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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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
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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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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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