With a military setting Part Three of Sting’s “Stingstruments” series features riding whips.
A supposed legendary instrument of the junior cavalry regiments, the biting sting of the training whip or crop has kept many a young trooper in check. Off the record corporal punishments were not unknown and reporting to the tack room was seen as an alternative to being charged for an offence.
Here a young trooper (Marco, in his second Stingstruments ordeal) is sentenced to an over the vaulting horse lashing with the training whip but first a shower in order to report for punishment clean and well turned out. Like a red hot wire the thin end of this formidable instrument makes its mark on the troopers raised and rounded bare bottom. As with the rattan cane, discipline administered by the training whip has a real wasp like sting about it but more so!
To keep in line with regimental tradition the Sgt Major lays on a further firm bare bottom spanking bringing to life again the now tender stripes of the riding whip. The young trooper’s backside quickly glowing red begins to feel the hard slap of army discipline
Next up it’s the short standard riding crop with its flexible leather tipped end. Flat out on a bench, bare bottom raised with horse blankets, the young trooper soon feels the burning lash of the riding crop also called a quirt in some quarters. Crack after crack brings tears to his eyes
The antiseptic cream applied after ‘punishment complete’ is announced will soothe the young squaddie’s well reddened backside. ……. That is till the next time he meets up again with the Riding Whip
Stoic young Marco
There is a link to the Sting 18.USC.2257 declaration in the right hand column of this blog