The Carrot Stick is a fundamental product in the Parelli Program. It acts as an extension of your arm, both in the saddle and on the ground, providing you with a longer reach for closer communication.
It is not a whip. You can stroke, guide, and support your horse while teaching him the Parelli Fundamentals. It is especially valuable on your journey to bridle-less riding.
The traditional leather loop end is perfect for attaching your savvy string or a flag.
A special molded grip featuring a modern scroll design and the Parelli logo. This Golf Gripa™ handle is a Parelli custom design, and is easy to handle.
4-foot,non-flex fiberglass shaft with a solid coregives flexibility and strength. This flexibility results in a firm pressure, but will not sting when used correctly.
4 feet is the approximate length of the horses leg on the ground which a good safety measurement tostay out of the kick zone.
4 feet is also the approximate length of the horses neck, which makes it a great tool forcontrol and safety when playingOnLine or riding FreeStyle.
The extra 4 feet, also,transforms your tall body into a long bodyso you can effectively communicate with your horse.
Savvy string is not included.
If you understand what Pat means by long body logic, having an extension of your arm is an important part of relating to your horse. As Pat says, some people like to get it done with just carrots, while others like to get it done with a whip to show the horse "who is boss".
Neither one is right. You need to become an extreme middle of the roadist to be effective and understood. This is why Pat chose this color and called it the carrot stick!
It comes carrot-colored to remind you to stay centered. You can build your horse's confidence, support your cues, and stroke your horse with it, both on the ground and while riding.