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post #11 of 25 Old 01-06-2013, 02:41 PM
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You have a nice diamond pattern braid going. The only way to improve it is to be mindful of your edges. You need one "straight line" on each side to serve as a post to tie to. Then just take care with making sure the length of each section is uniform. I like to use the full length of my thumb, from bottom joint to tip to measure because it is right there. ;)
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Dancing, I see what you mean about the horizontal layers thing, but it also looks like the braids in each layer are connected laterally somehow...I can't figure that part out.

I really wish I had that much mane to practice on.
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They are fishtail braids, which means you take a section of the horse's main about 8-10 inches back from the bridal path and choose three thin sections to do one pass over of a normal braid. As you bring the next left braid section over, add just a little hair from the mane just next to where you are working, then bring the right side over and add just a little hair from the mane to the right of where you are working. With each time you weave the braid in, you keep adding little sections from the mane, until you have a "triangle" of mane woven into a three section braid that runs down the middle of the triangle.

With the show horse, they did at least two layers of these braids with two or three braids along the neck in each layer. At the end they split the "leftover" of the top layer and tied it into the ties of the layer below.

That's what it looks like to me, anyway.
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You have a nice diamond pattern braid going. The only way to improve it is to be mindful of your edges. You need one "straight line" on each side to serve as a post to tie to. Then just take care with making sure the length of each section is uniform. I like to use the full length of my thumb, from bottom joint to tip to measure because it is right there. ;)
Thanks Chessie I will keep that in mind and try it again.

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They are fishtail braids, which means you take a section of the horse's main about 8-10 inches back from the bridal path and choose three thin sections to do one pass over of a normal braid. As you bring the next left braid section over, add just a little hair from the mane just next to where you are working, then bring the right side over and add just a little hair from the mane to the right of where you are working. With each time you weave the braid in, you keep adding little sections from the mane, until you have a "triangle" of mane woven into a three section braid that runs down the middle of the triangle.

With the show horse, they did at least two layers of these braids with two or three braids along the neck in each layer. At the end they split the "leftover" of the top layer and tied it into the ties of the layer below.

That's what it looks like to me, anyway.
You need to a video demonstrating the different types of braids!!!!!

I know that I would fine it very helpful......

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When I have my girl back from the trainer in the summer I'll do my best. Her trainer has been hard on her mane though. I may have to let it grow back out some before I can show demonstrations.
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on your diamond braid, I used to braid each strand, then band into the diamond patterns.
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on your diamond braid, I used to braid each strand, then band into the diamond patterns.
Umm...... Do you have a picture of this? I would like to see it. I am a visual person and need to see it to fiqure it out.

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Dancing, I see what you mean about the horizontal layers thing, but it also looks like the braids in each layer are connected laterally somehow...I can't figure that part out.

I really wish I had that much mane to practice on.
The sides of each braid extend laterally to form new braids at that level.
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In this picture we are trying to get are on version of the original picture. By horse is trying to bow and I am trying to come up with a fancy braid. Be gentle with us this is are first time. But, please give us pointers......
You have a diamond braid going on - the picture has braids layered horizontally.
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