Dressage Braiding

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    12-05-2011, 03:15 PM
Dressage Braiding

My horse has a medium length mane (probably hanging an inch or two from the base of his neck). What kind of braiding should I do at dressage shows?
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    12-08-2011, 07:18 PM
A neatly done running braid will be ok if you are at a schooling show. Unless you have a breed of horse that is accepted for their flowing long mane which are braided in a running braid by some (such as a Friesian or an Andalusian), I do suggest you trim the mane and braid it properly if you plan on doing more serious showing.

Just google running braid and you'll find plenty of pics and videos. I suggest you do a braid that is as close to the neckline as possible as you do not want to take away from your horses conformation and neckline while showing.

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    12-09-2011, 04:57 AM
For dressage I would rossette - ie plait down roll up and sew... if its only an inch or two long it should be an okay length :)
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    12-09-2011, 07:13 AM
Rosettes rosettes rosettes all the way, unless you have a horse that is supposed to be shown (in breed classes I mean) with an untrimmed, flowing mane, and then you just do whatever you can make look good - but they MUST be braided in some form!
    12-10-2011, 09:03 PM
Definately agree with putting them in rosettes!
    12-10-2011, 09:06 PM
Green Broke
I don't want to hijack, but if you have a non-long hair breed such as a Quarter Horse or a Paint, is it okay to leave the mane long and do rosettes for schooling shows?
    12-10-2011, 09:16 PM
Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny    
I don't want to hijack, but if you have a non-long hair breed such as a Quarter Horse or a Paint, is it okay to leave the mane long and do rosettes for schooling shows?
For english classes yes, I do believe so.
    12-10-2011, 09:17 PM
Green Broke
Dressage Schooling Shows :)
    12-10-2011, 11:58 PM
Depends on the show here

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