I always wondered if it would be a good idea to braid my mare's mane to keep it neat and protect it. However, I'm afraid that if it is in braids and she decides to scratch it, that instead of breaking a few hairs, it will take the whole braid out. Has anyone had any experience/problems with keeping a mane braided? She is an arab and I love her long mane. I did know someone once who told me about a horse at her barn that had a braided forelock and rubbed out the entire braid in one big chunk
. Is this common, or more of a freak incident?