I have a QH Dun, with a thick main and tail. I am starting barrels with him. I love braiding and doing fun things with his mane/tail for shows. So what would be a good idea to do for barrel racing that still looks western like, not super tight like for english? Leaving it all down is not really what I want to do. Pictures would be best......thanks!
I usually leave my horse's down but if not I'll just do thick braids. Sometimes I might get fancy and band it at the top, tuck it under and back over and then braid it.. That's about it..I just brush their tails out.
A friend of mine got all fancy and did a bunch of the fish tail braids on her mare.
At first I thought you were talking about our hair.. I giggled about it, I may start out with cute hair at the beginning of the day but by the end it's usually in a messy knot on the top of my head.. Or a french braid, I do that quite a bit.
I usually just do normal braids on my horses and then add ribbon to the end if I have enough time! The ones with long enough manes I'll do all one braid down their neck. Just enough to keep thier mane from getting tangled with my fingers! As far as their tails I usually leave them unless it is muddy. Then I just braid the bottom. I usually don't have time to do fancier things but I've seen a lot of cool braids at the shows! Just experiment!
Haha, usually when I'm doing barrels, it's at an open show. That means I usually end up doing barrels in my english bubble braids. LOL My horse's mane also stays pulled because of that so I can leave it down if I don't want to braid.