Horsemanship Flags have been used for years by horsemen such as Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt and Buck Brannaman. The flag enables the trainer to create energy in a controlled and directed manner, rather than having to touch the horse with a rope or stick. They are a great tool to assist in desensitizing young or green horses but as with every tool, the feel and presentation of the flag to the horse during training are important. Flags are a great training tool when used correctly.
The flag is mounted on a light weight handle which has some flexibility. An important aspect of the flag is the material from which it is made. Light plastic is not appropriate as this can rustle in the wind and create noise and therefore ‘energy’ when it is not directed by the trainer.
Our flags also come in a retractable handle style which allows them to be easily carried in the saddle. A handy tool when ponying or riding young horses. These flags are not as durable so for everyday training use we recommend the stainless steel handle flags.
Fully welded tip ring (on stainless steel flag)
Silky, rip-stop taffeta
Silicon Rubber Handle (on stainless steel flag)
Stainless Steel and Retractable Pocket Flags
We stock durable stainless steel handle flags and retractable pocket flags in a variety of colours.
Our stainless steel handle flags are $88 and available for local pick up only (from Gidgegannup, Western Australia).
Retractable pocket flags are lighter than stainless steel flags and easily transported but not as durable. Our retractable pocket flags are $47. Click on the product image or "Select options" below to purchase.