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braiding the mane

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  • Western horse mane braiding
  • Plaited mane

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    01-18-2008, 04:09 PM
Thanks karen...
I don't really care how it ends...i'm just doing it for fun!
Thanks for the site though, I can understand it better!
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    07-10-2009, 03:59 AM
Ok all you have to do is start with a plait where the mane start at the bridle path grab to strands of mane and make another plait keep doing that till your at the bottem then finish it how you want
    07-10-2009, 08:28 PM
Its called a runnig braid and its done to horses with long manes! Since you can't plait a long mane... you braid it up!
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How to plait a long mane with a Spanish braid - Horse Hero
    07-14-2009, 08:36 PM
I agree with the verdict its an underhanded french braid. Looks really good. I think the main trick is to keep the tension in the plait or else its going to be really loose. When your finished use a small piece of a comb to smooth the flyaway pieces and tuck them into the plait with the pointy end of a tail comb. Then spray with hair spray. Should stay in place then. Have fun!!
    07-14-2009, 08:54 PM
I braid running braids half french (only collecting once per plait) and double because I like the way it falls better. This is what it looks like:


I Also like it because the braids are loose enough thar he can reach the ground but tight enough that they won't come loose.
    07-18-2009, 12:46 PM
Green Broke
Good think I read this first, I was about to make a new thread.

I decided I am going to do a running braid on rocket for our shows since I would hate to cut his nice long main. Any good suggestions on how to keep it snug to the neck? Mine ended up being super loose no mater what I did when I practiced today.

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