The horsefriendly training stick is used as an extension of your arm. It allows you to touch a horse anywhere without putting yourself in harms way. The non-flex design gives more feel and accuracy when working with a horse on the ground. When riding, it teaches your horse about yielding from a supporting rein.
When used with a string, flag or plastic bag attached, it can be used as a friendly extension of your arm to caress the horse. Or, it can be used to hit the ground or flick in the air to emphases the movement of the arm. We call it a Sugar Stick to emphasize that it is intended to be used as an aid to communication and not as a whip.