Braids for Hunter show.....??

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    09-23-2009, 07:45 AM
Green Broke
Braids for Hunter show.....??

So im wondering what to do for braid for my Hunter show. Are these okay?

PS. I was going to do the same braid, but use rubber bans and not yarn. Is that okay? Also I was thinking of doing her forelock like this also.


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    09-23-2009, 08:38 AM
yes they're fine & yes do her forelock like that aswell
rubber bands will be fine (they are over here so i'm sure they will be over there!)
looking good *thumbs up*
    09-23-2009, 10:01 AM
Yarn is best. Rubber bands can look tacky.
    09-23-2009, 11:33 AM
We always use yarn, and if you do, try to find a color that matches your horse's hair. I can't tell from the pic you posted, but you also want to be sure the braids are on the right side, not the left.
    09-23-2009, 11:47 AM
Green Broke
Thanks guys. The only problem with the yarn is that I have none and the show is on I will try to make it look good with rubber bands! Thanks again!!!

    09-24-2009, 01:40 PM
Green Broke
My horse looks AWFUL (and by awful I mean HORRENDUS, TERRIBLE, JUST PLAIN BAD!!!!!!)with the forelock bun. Can I keep just her forelock loose?

    09-24-2009, 02:11 PM
Green Broke
No, if you braid the mane, you have to braid the forelock, it will look worse and lazy if you don't. And I don't think bands look tacky at all
    09-24-2009, 02:17 PM
Stormy's right, it just looks bad if you only braid the mane. It's just easier if you do the normal french braid for the forelock...and bands are just fine to use too. I used them all the time and they looked just as good as braids with yarn.

Good luck at your show!
    09-24-2009, 02:22 PM
Green Broke
All right thanks guys! I will try to take pics ofwhat her braids ended up looking like! Lol Thanks!

    09-24-2009, 02:37 PM
For hunters... those braids will be okay, but you ideally want flat braids for hunters, like so:

For a forelock braid, don't do a bun, do it flat, like so:

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