Show Sticks

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What size of show stick to use?

Show sticks come in many sizes. colours and materials. The most important decision is to choose the correct length for the showman. All too often, we see taht a shorter showman is using a short stick which matches their height. Unfortunateky, this leads to problems. If you have a short showman using a short show stick while showing a full sized animal, that person won'y be able to reach the back legs of the animal adequately without pulling the head of the animal. We recommend a show stick that allows the showman to easily reach the back legs while standing still by the head of the animal, most often a 60" long show stick. If this feels too long, it is easy to choke up on the handle for better control. For very young showmen, a 54" long stick is adequate until they become comfortable.