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        07-27-2009, 10:22 PM
    Green Broke
    First, Congrats on placing in all your events! Well done.

    Second, nice job on the braid. Can't believe you can't french braid!

    Third, yes wetting will produce a tighter braid and also adding a little "product" while you braid. A good firm gel. Just don't over use.

    And last, yes the more you practice the better you get. Looks like it's all good from here!
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        07-27-2009, 11:30 PM
    Green Broke
    Yeah, I need to start doing something to make his mane not so dry and brittle too, that will more than likely help with the fly aways.
        07-28-2009, 12:23 AM
    That looks like quite a nice running braid to me, especially for your first time!

    I know how you feel about pulling her mane, I have an arabian that I bought with a mane down to his shoulders. When I first bought him, I wouldn't pull it even though we were showing hunters. But I finally gave in, and while sometimes I miss it, I love how he looks with traditional button braids. Not to mention his mane was so thick we could barely get half of it in the running braid =P

    But what a cute horse and congrats on your placings, and best of luck for future shows and braids!
        07-28-2009, 02:16 PM
    Green Broke
    That looks really good! I tried doing that with my mare, and here mane is SO thick it was really hard. And I didnt really know what I was doing, lol.
        07-30-2009, 08:52 AM
    How did you do that? I have a show coming up in a week and that kind of braid would be perfect!
        07-30-2009, 06:17 PM
    Green Broke
    I am a terrible person at explaining things, but the general idea is that you start a braid and each time you cross over to the left take a new piece of mane. It helps if you go through the mane with a braiding comb first so that it's kinda pre sectioned. Keep pulling it tight, and like some of the people said above, try wetting it down a little bit before.
        07-30-2009, 06:57 PM
    Looks good, I would sew it though.
        08-02-2009, 07:15 PM
    Looks good for first time! Youll get better each time you do it too. And I know what you mean about not being able to braid. Its funny, I can't braid a persons hair for the life of me (atleast not well) I find it a lot easier to work on the horses for some reason. Maybe its because peoples hair tends to be real soft and shiny and slides apart easy? I don't know, but the horses are definitely easier.
        08-02-2009, 09:31 PM
    Green Broke
    I can do normal braids pretty well, they are just time consuming, I much prefer banding when I can, but that requires a short mane too. I think if I do ever cut his mane I will just shave it all off.

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