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    11-03-2011, 10:00 PM
Question Braiding help??

Whenever I braid my horse's mane for shows, they never turn out right. They are too big, bulky, and they don't ever lie right. Here is an example:
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And then I see braids like:

How do I do that?

I'm thinking I'll shorten and thin his mane that all I can do, or is there a trick to it?
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    11-03-2011, 10:12 PM
I think you are taking too much mane, width wise. Section it into little pony tails. Always use an odd number. Stand back and see how you like it for evenness. My pony tails are about 1" wide divided in to 3 plaits. It takes practice. If you do need to thin his mane, always do it from the underside and try not to break the top hairs. To achieve that look the mane is pretty thin.
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    11-11-2011, 02:54 PM
Agreed Saddlebag, you are either
A- Taking to much mane
B- Not cutting your horse's mane short enough
Or, your horse may have a thick mane, and in which case, you may need to pull it.

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