The show stick is a necessity both during training and in the ring. Below are the common uses for show sticks:
Picking The Right Show Stick
Are you a young exhibitor or just plain short?
Think you need a short show stick? Guess again!
People often put a shorter show stick with a smaller exhibitor because it looks balanced and proportional, but the opposite is true. You actually need a longer stick so you can reach your calf’s loin and hind hoof better. If you’re tall, however, you should stick in the medium to large range.
The above information is a good place to start, but as Kirk Stierwalt said, "It’s probably better to go a hair too long when picking your show stick because you’ll run into issues if it’s too short."
When you purchase a show stick that is the right length for you and your calf, it will be a lot easier to exhibit your calf with confidence!