Riding Crops are sometimes called whips are short, well balanced and end end with a short loop so as not to inflict pain. Crops are intended to be an extended aid. Used properly they assist riders in keeping there horse moving forward. Crops and bats are usually short starting at 18" but can do up to 28'. Some crops have a loop at the handle to assist in maintaining a grip on the handle. Find many styles of crops at Horse tack Co.