Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
The running braid is a good quick braid as shown in the above pictures. However the braids you are describing with the wool and a rug hook, take much longer, and are only done for shows. I can do the running braid in minutes, the hunter braids take me an hour on a good day. I don't know what benefit you would get, other than the practise, by doing them on a regular basis if you are not going to a show in the morning, the horse will just rub them out or make them look raggedy.