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post #1 of 3 Old 08-21-2013, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Braiding a Hanoverian's mane

MY purebred Hanoverian mare has a short mane. Always has. I pull her mane and keep short, especially during the summer. But latley I've braided my horses manes. My little Quarter Horse and my Standardbred, both, have long enough manes to braid, but my Hanoverian's mane is short and thin. Is there any type of braid that I would be able to do on her mane, to pull the hair out of the way, and look pretty at the same, without having to grow it out?
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-21-2013, 04:24 PM
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What are you showing in?
You could let it grow out to an appropriate braiding length.. Would be most advisable for hunter or jumper braids. You don't need it long by any stretch of the imagination, just long and thick enough to make for nice braids.
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I don't know what you are showing in, but if you are looking for a braid that simply gets it out of the way while schooling or for pictures, etc, try a running braid. It is like a French braid, but only pulling from one side.

here's a picture

You really don't need it to be especially long for this to work, nor for it to be thick (though these attributes of course make it easier). Just use small "additions" to your braid.

Of course, some MTG, coconut oil, or other hair product of your choice to help thicken it and encourage growth, is also an option!
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