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post #1 of 8 Old 08-10-2012, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Braideez... Too good to be true??

I'm planning on competing in my first combined training event in a few weeks and I need to braid for the dressage portion. Problem is I'm TERRIBLE at braiding (no amount of practice is helping) and my horse has the patience of a 3 year old child !
I saw an older post about the Braideez product but no one ever answered as to whether or not the product actually worked. Is there was anyone here who has tried the Braideez? Are they as good as they claim or too good to be true?
I think (assuming they work the way they're advertised) these would solve both our problems and save a TON of time and headache !
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-10-2012, 05:59 AM
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I would so love to try them out! It would make stuff a hell of a lot easier that's for sure! I too would like to see what others views on Braideez are! Sorry I can't help.
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I love that quote in your signature about Cross Country lol!
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Haha thankyou! Its true lol :)

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-10-2012, 06:34 AM
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I've got no personal experiance of this product, I have however just watched a youtube video of it.
From what I can see it is far more faffy and difficult than just plaiting down, secure with an elastic band and then sew into a ball.
Even with this product the quality of the braid would depend on the quiality of the initial plait.

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I've used them. I don't think they make the braids themselves any nicer. Definitely easier to shape them but if your braids are messy then you have easy to shape messy braids! Pretty much the other stuff they claim is true.
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I guess I'm also curious about how well they stay in during your ride. My braids are usually neat (ocd) it's the sewing that I can't get right. I feel like my fingers are huge and make it really awkward lol!
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They don't come out. You're basically taking flexible wire and braiding it in like you would a piece of yarn. Then the braids have a form to them and can be shaped (bent) how you want. It takes take some practice to get used to using them though.
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