Carrot Stick Vintage Only
The vintage 4-foot Carrot stick features the original leather end and acts like an extension of your arm, allowing you to teach, control, reinforce, and encourage, both from the saddle and on the ground. Communication between horse and human has never had a better tool.
I love the vintage stick and most people don't realize that if the popper end wears out, you can order a new one from Parelli, so you can get years and years out of your stick!!!
It's time to have a new stick.My leather tip on my stick has worn out.Playing the friendly game with my string attached.Well the leather tip broke.I have had my stick for ten+years.The rubber tip and design of the new stick looks as it will last for ever.
Unfortunately my carrot stick's life was ended when I dropped it in the pasture and failed to pick it back up because I was more focused on calming my horse down. My friend's hanoverian gelding is a very curious horse and likes to pick things up and see what it feels like it his mouth. Well apparently he found my carrot stick... I think he may have stepped on it and tried to pick it up, successfully breaking it. I don't think I could have ever broken the thing my self, leave it to the 1500lb hano to do it though. Gonna have to get a new one. Cheap knock off ones aren't the same, they don't have the same feel as the real thing. I will never buy a knock off version of the carrot stick.
Don't leave the tack room without it! There are literally hundrends of sonarios where these handy orange sticks have made a world of difference for my girls and I. Can't imagine playing without one! Also the quality can not be beat(with a stick :D) My LB girls love to chew on the handle and so far there are no teeth marks to speak of!
This is definitely not a whip! The end is made for rubbing and tapping, but if you need to assert yourself, you can. I have not had any problems with mine yet, and my LBE likes to chew on the leather end!
A simple yet very effective tool. I wouldn't be without it.
When my husband started to use my Carrot Stick, I realized we needed more than 1! I love the feel of these sticks in my hand!
I'm on my third carrot stick. They are very durable and I haven't worn one out, but the dog chewed the leather part off the first one. It's not a total loss though since I taped a plastic bag to the end and now keep that one at the pasture gate so that it is always handy when I need it. I like having two in case I want to ride with 2 or just to have an extra. I haven't tried the kidz stick yet, but I think that is a GREAT idea.
This has really helped keep me safe when my horse tries to crowd my space! A tool no one should be without!
I love this stick. I got it to replace my makeshift carrot stick (I was using a chimney sweep rod & piece of clothesline). The weight is just perfect - light enough to avoid fatigue. The color ensures I won't loose it in the sand! I really like the length. I am on the short side and needed enough length to communicate effectively. All in all I love this product.
The weight of the stick is evenly distributed so it feels perfectly balanced when using. Especially when you use the stick during riding session it's very comfortable to ride even with two sticks without being disturbed or imbalanced by the sticks. It's a great tool for exercising your hand-eye-coordination skills too :)
This brilliant stick is not only perfect for it's job but it is so tough and durable mine (that is over 3 years old) has been used for everything from picking up buckets over fences, closing gates whilst riding, braking into my car when i locked the keys inside (long story!), dentist prep, the list goes on .... Would not be without mine!
I've had the same stick for over 8 yrs. I'm just about due for a new leather loop on the end. My horse plays with it and even had to chase down the barn dog to get it back a few times. These things last!
I love the new version of the carrot sticks - I bought a new one last year at the event in Redmond and recently found that it is much lighter than my older ones! I love this! I am a small, short person and the other ones were a bit heavy and hard to maneuver around and caused me to strain tendons in my hand. The new ones have a lighter handle and overall weight is much better which prevents strained tendons!
My carrot stick has gone through a lot over the years and it just keeps going. The only thing that's happened to it is it seems to have faded. Either that or the new ones are a brighter orange than the ones from several years ago. It is an invaluable tool for communication and safety both on the ground and in the saddle.
It's hard to compare this stick to others. It's soft when you need it and gives you just the right amount of reach for communication. The leather loop on the end gives it the versatility to use the string and stick separately. It's virtually unbreakable even when stepped on or chewed on by your perfect partner!
We have 5 mules and it's so handy to be able to extend your reach with this stick. Lately I've been using it to remind the dominant ones to stay back in place and allow my RBI molly to come up for a treat.
Before been able to afford an authentic carrot stick, I used a similiar one but for half the price.. There is certainly no comparing both models ! The authentic carrot stick is simply a superior communication tool, from it's ligh weight material to the sturdy grip.. Nothing beats a good old carrot stick !
I don't know what I did before I had a carrot stick! I can't imagine life without it now! Using it as an extension of my arm...I can do anything! :)
The carrot stick truly becomes a natural extension of yourself. You use it like a swishing tail, leg, or long body -- since we're not horses, many times we need this extension to communicate more like a horse! High quality, light weight, practical. I don't enter a pasture at feeding time without my carrot stick!
A carrot stick is very different from a whip. Instead of using a lunge/dressage whip use the handy carrot stick. It will make your life much easier. It's becomes an extension of your arm. This carrot stick is very durable and easy to find on the ground because of the orange color. It's a great length too.
You can do everything with this amazing tool and it holds up really well. Great quality lasts through everything.
I love my carrot stick. Suddenly I can extend my arm out to be the length of my horse which is great when trying to work with my stubborn LBI. It is a perfect communication tool. Very well made and durable.
I didn't believe it when I first saw it however as soon as I started using it I saw the incredible difference! My horse had a respect issue and using the Carrot stick helped me be able to show him respect along with teaching him to show me respect. He now places with it like his green ball, it is his toy!
Perfectly balanced and just the right length.
This product is absolutely essential for anything you want to teach your horse: groundwork, freestyle, catching and leading, and so many other things. Durable, sturdy, so it allows just the right amount of pressure you intend to use.
Genius! I tell everyone about the genius of this particular piece of equipment. It's made well, easy to use, well balanced and quite effective. The handle is comfortable and the end made to hold the Savvy String is durable too. My original stick is still going strong four years after I bought it.
I've had my carrot stick for about 5 years now. It's been run over by my truck and stomped on by my horse several times. Still doing great and no wear or tear in sight!! :-)
After using the carrot stick, I'm never going back to using any thing else! It is very sturdy and it won't randomly crack and scare your horse.
This is a great piece of equipment. It helps me communicating with, like, any horse: they all immediately respond to the stick, without any extreme reactions. They just go: oh, all right then, whenever I politely ask them to move over, or to stay where they are. As for my gorgeous Icelandic playmate, he is almost becoming a willing partner... although he deserves an 'I'm ignoring you' T-shirt any day.
the best fulfillment of the idea of the arm prolongation and the carrot idea. It's great. Just might be a bit less heavy.
I use my Carrot Stick all the time. It's my choice way above any other stick out there.
I love my carrot stick. It truly does survive everything! It has a perfect weight and balance, and gentle yet firm 'hand' when it comes to the training. My horse is no longer afraid of whips now as well, thanks to this Carrot stick. Sometimes I just like to carry it around with me, or rest my arms on it over my shoulders when my horse is grazing.
I have had several carrot sticks since I started using Parelli several years ago. They were all in excellent condition -just met their fate with the stick fairy who whisked them away. These sticks have a great handle-not too soft, not too hard and the weight is nice and balanced. The end leather is strong and tied on well. It has lasted through quite a few chewings of my older tb mare :) definitely my top choice as far as sticks go!
Had it since 2005. Transforming!!
I had another stick and my parelli friends said "get the real one' and I did , balanced weight . easy to handle !
I bought my carrot stick back in 2005, and it is still in excellent condition. I really like the leather loop for the string at the end of the stick since it holds up a LOT better than the look-alike versions that have foam or lower quality leather ends. I also like the bright color (you will never lose a stick/ whip again!) and the quality of materials in the Carrot Stick much more other sticks out on the market. This is definitley a great buy!
This is an wonderful tool. I have Carrot Sticks dating back to 1999- and they are still in perfect condition!
This stick has been through it all with me. I got mine in 2005 and it has been through so much. I use it as a cane, to "tap" the boyfriend, and of course for horse play. It has been stepped on, bitten, kicked, left outside, slammed in car doors, run over by trucks, and left in the truck bed with used motor oil, trash, soda, rain, leaves and anything else that a young redneck might have in the truck bed. Still no slivers, chips or cracks.
I know when I first started getting interested in Parelli, I thought just like everyone else... "Do I really have to buy their stuff?" Well, to do it right, yes! The carrot stick really is the perfect tool for use in the seven games. It has just the right feel and size that you need to communicate to your horse effectively. The stick is orange to remind you to be extremely in the middle of using a carrot and a stick, but the orange also really helps if you've left it in one part of the arena and gone off with your horse somewhere else! It also holds up if a horse steps on it, but it can break if the pressure is applied right. The carrot stick goes with you from Level 1 and on and I've found through experimentation that crops and other whips just aren't the same. Not when you want to communicate effectively.