Horse Racing Whip with Soft Popper
Horse racing whip with soft popper built to be compliant with current TB racing regulations. Custom soft popper crop is made to order and it’s available in your race or eventing colors. Customize the balance, length, color, and weight. Soft crop whips are designed to be softer but are louder than our custom riding crop. High-quality components make crop last for several seasons.
Built in the USA, this is simply the best horse racing whip money can buy.
- Well balanced and extremely durable
- Individually built in the USA to your specifications
- Fiberglass rod tapers from 1/4″ to 1/8″
- Rubber grip won’t slip
- Several soft popper options
- Our custom horse racing whip makes a great gift!
- USEA Legal if kept within the 30″ length limit (click link & nav to page 32)
12 Steps To The Best Horse Racing Whip
You can have a crop with 1 or 3 colors with any popper, a degree of flex, length, and thickness. If you have questions while building your stick, email or call us.
1) 1st Color (3/8″) – Optional
This is a thick, 3/8 inch wide stripe. This stripe is available in 21 different colors. It’s optional because you can either use it or “skip it”. If you want your whole custom riding crop to be one of these 25 colors, select “Skip It” from the drop-down menus for the 2nd color and 3rd color options.
2) 2nd Color (1/4″) – Optional
This is medium, 1/4″ wide stripe. This stripe is available in 25 different colors. It’s optional because you can either use it or “skip it”. If you want your whole custom crop to be one of these 25 colors, select the desired color from the drop-down then select “Skip It” from the drop-down menus for the 1st and 3rd color.
3) 3rd Color (Pinstripe) – Optional
Pinstripes come in 29 different colors. It’s optional because you can either use the pinstripe or “skip it” and go with the above 2 colors (or just one). If you want your whole custom horse crop to be one of these 29 colors, select the desired color from the drop-down then select “Skip It” from the other two color options.
1/2/3 Stripe Orientation – Required
This is your opportunity to let us know how you would like the stripes on your new crop to be orientated. If you want the whole crop to be a single color, select “1 Color Only”. For 2 colors, select “2 Colors”. 2 colors go side by side, pretty simple. For 3 colors – you have a few options. 1st / 2nd / 3rd puts the 3/8″ thick stripe first, the 1/4″ stripe second then the pinstripe. The other options follow this model. If you don’t see what you want, shoot us an email or simply add a note to your order at checkout. Note: there are some variations that make a weak crop so we won’t be able to build that variation. We’ll give you options if that rare choice is made.
4) Popper Style (3 to choose from)
3 popper styles to choose from. We also have a traditional popper option. Note: You will be able to choose the overall length of your crop – this INCLUDES the length of the popper.
5) Select your Popper’s color (14 to choose from)
Patent leather soft poppers come in 4 colors. Original leather soft popper comes in any color as long as it’s black. Cordura soft poppers come in 5 colors.
6) Overall Length
The length of your horse racing whip includes the length of the popper. If you’re using this horse racing whip for three-day eventing, be sure to keep the length of your crop within the USEA 30″ length rule. Our default is 27″ long – this seems to be the most popular length for adults.
7) Handle Thickness (Thin – Thick)
Personal preference typically depending on how big the hands of the crop user are.
8) Shaft Thickness (Thin – Thick)
This will add weight to your stick. The thicker the shaft, the heavier the whip. We typically see people purchasing a Medium-Thick crop shaft. This doesn’t mean the crop is “weighted”.
9) Degree of Flex (Soft – Stiff)
How do you like your stick to bend? The Medium-Soft is the most selected flex.
10-11) Feathers & Feather Colors
Feathers are pieces of leather below the popper. Mostly for looks but adds a bit more material to the strike surface. They also make a nice sound when flying through the air towards their intended target. If you don’t want feathers, select “No Thanks” from the “Include Feathers” option & “No Feathers” for Feather Color.
12) Crop Base
Two options: Large cap end “hand stop” or the more traditional small cap/table leg stopper. Most people select the hand stopper.
Personalize Your Horse Racing Whip
Add your name, barn name, team name, or whatever to your personalized crop. There is no limit to the number or letters/characters/numbers but the more you add, the smaller the font. We don’t charge for this service. The personalization is printed on water-resistant paper and secured to your custom crop with a high quality, clear heat-shrink material. This is NOT embroidered.
Benefits of a Soft Popper for Eventers
Eventers can use either soft poppers or standard poppers – both are USEA legal. Check out section 7, EV114.3 – Whips. Pay attention to page 30 –“If a horse is marked by the whip, e.g. the skin is broken, its use is excessive”. If your horse’s skin is super sensitive, this soft popper option may be the best option.
None of our horse racing whips are “weighted”.
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