I have just switched to the 360 GT from my trusty whip that I’ve had for over 20 years. I appreciate the modern efforts to minimize the pain and impact that a supportive riding aid has on the animals that we love and care for. The handle is comfy and the whip as a whole is very balanced. The softer end has been well received by my horses and they still respond as they’re trained to, but without the signs that they were hurt along the way. I highly recommend this whip as the next step forward in the advancement of the riding crop in the current era of equine tools.