Late 19th-early 20th century. 24” length, lacquered tapered malacca with fully modeled pewter jockey head in cap terminal. Tapered brass terminal opposite. Well used with the tip and last few inches showing uniform wear. Some flaking to the malacca. Used of the whip or quirt is and has been strictly regulated in most countries. It is used to encourage the horse to lengthen his stride and in virtually every country, limited to the home stretch as variously defined. It is also used to direct the horse for positioning in heavy traffic. The number and rate of strokes as well as the position of the arm (never above the shoulder) are also strictly regulated.