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post #21 of 31 Old 05-29-2010, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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That makes perfect sence! Thankyou very much.

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post #22 of 31 Old 05-29-2010, 05:55 AM
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No problem. Make sure you let us know how you get on.

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post #23 of 31 Old 05-30-2010, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I had a Gymkarna today and I had to plait up for that. So I braided his tail the way use suggested and it looked really good. BTW Pictures of the Gymkarna are in the picture section.
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post #24 of 31 Old 05-30-2010, 02:23 AM
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Everything else has been answered I think so just re:tail braiding, urgh don't braid for an event. I hate braiding, IMO it's a very hacky thing to do. Plus braiding can make them tense over the back as the dock is the end of the horse's spine. I prefer to just trim the sides of the tail, either clip or use a pair of good scissors (sharp but with blunted ends) to neaten the top of the tail up.
I really wouldn't worry about braiding, hounestly, VERY few people round here braid tails unless you're hacking. And usually those who braid are the little kids, a trimmed tail is classier in dressage/eventing IMO.
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post #25 of 31 Old 05-30-2010, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
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Its fully formal and today riders lost points for not having fully formal uniforms. Inc plaiting.. But I will ask around.
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post #26 of 31 Old 05-30-2010, 03:44 AM
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When plaiting is specified on the entries though, they mean mane plaiting not tails. I would find it highly unusual for a pony club ODE to force you to plait tails.
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post #27 of 31 Old 05-30-2010, 03:56 AM
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I don't plait for ODE's and have never been penalised, ever. I have a hogged mane and don't plait forelock or tail, just neat and brushed.

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post #28 of 31 Old 05-30-2010, 04:00 AM
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I've been known to avoid plaiting for official dressage competitions from time to time. Sometimes you just couldn't be bothered. Have never been penalised for it, horse is always clean and well presented just minus the plaiting if it's mane is nicely pulled. And I don't think I have ever EVER plaited a tail for dressage, and never seen any of my eventer friends who are into official eventing plait a tail either... they only plait manes for the dressage and showjumping for the big comps
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post #29 of 31 Old 05-30-2010, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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Awkay. Thanks for that advice guys :)

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post #30 of 31 Old 05-30-2010, 04:45 AM
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Ditto - I Actually don't braid tails for show riding either (PC show riding, I don't do open shows apart from ASH classes) and have never been penalised, and have won many classes, including show riding champion at our last jamboree - I did braid his forelock though because it is ridiculously poofy :]

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