Braiding the Mane
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Braiding the Mane

This is a discussion on Braiding the Mane within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Cobra braid horse
  • Mane plaiting device

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-25-2011, 06:09 PM
  #1
Weanling
Braiding the Mane

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?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    02-25-2011, 06:29 PM
  #2
Showing
Braid loosely, not tight, and look into mane bags :)
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    02-25-2011, 06:55 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Dont braid it tight.
I once plaited a horse for a show. I always plait the morning of the show and in this case I washed the horse immediatly before plaiting it!
Well I plaited and rolled his mane up then popped him into a stable whilst I went and changed. I was in the house litteraly 5 mins and in that time he scratched his forelock plait off and it was sitting on the floor outside his stable!
     
    02-25-2011, 07:06 PM
  #4
Yearling
My horse doesn't rub. If your doing braida for a show, they have to be tight regardless of if the horse likes it or not. However, if your just braiding it in long braids, braid semi loosely at the top, but tight towards the bottom.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    02-25-2011, 07:11 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by justjump    
My horse doesn't rub. If your doing braida for a show, they have to be tight regardless of if the horse likes it or not.
Posted via Mobile Device
Not if you wantto do hooded plaits (AKA cobra plaits) they should be quite loose at the top then.

Also plaits should never be so tight as to be uncomfortable for the horse as it creates tension.
     
    02-25-2011, 11:01 PM
  #6
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by faye    
Not if you wantto do hooded plaits (AKA cobra plaits) they should be quite loose at the top then.

Also plaits should never be so tight as to be uncomfortable for the horse as it creates tension.
I was talking about hunter braids. I've never heard of cobra plaits before.
     
    02-27-2011, 05:36 AM
  #7
Foal
I usually do braids (loose at the top) and then wrap the ends with electrical tape instead of rubber past his shoulders)
     
    03-02-2011, 09:45 AM
  #8
Weanling
^electrical tape? Doesn't that pull out hairs when you take it out?
Thanks guys, I'm thinking that I may braid it at least in the summer to get it off her neck a bit. I'm thinking that more, smaller (but relatively loose) braids would be better than fewer, larger ones. I am just thinking that if it were me, I wouldn't want to feel like I have weights hanging off my neck. I guess I'll just have to watch her carefully at first.
     
    03-02-2011, 02:29 PM
  #9
Foal
Nope. It slides right out when you take it out! :)
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
french braiding (mostly mane) Gus Horse Grooming 3 11-17-2010 10:37 PM
Mane Braiding. EquestrianHollywood Horse Grooming 4 12-12-2009 08:25 PM
mane braiding ? gypsygirl Horse Grooming 44 11-13-2009 06:52 PM
If braiding mane... StormyBlues Horse Shows 7 11-10-2009 12:20 PM
braiding the mane apachegirl5 Horse Grooming 15 07-18-2009 12:46 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0