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  • Horse running braid to stay in pis
  • Native pony running plait

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    10-07-2012, 11:44 AM
Anderson at least you looked good!
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    10-07-2012, 08:28 PM
I find it hard to make a nice running braid. You guys have done a great job!!
    10-08-2012, 05:59 PM
Here's one from today- amazingly still intact after our ride, cooling out:
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    10-09-2012, 11:02 PM
It's easier to make a running braid stay up higher if you stand on a stool on the opposite side of the neck to braid it. ;)

A woman I used to work for had a client with a Friesian/Arab mare that had massive amounts of hair, so any time she was in for training I'd have to running braid it before every ride. I got pretty good at them, lol.
    10-14-2012, 02:29 PM
Looks great! Like strange said, if you want to get it higher, stand on a mounting block and keep your hands at the very top of your horses crest. I have done french braids right on top of Casey's neck before, it looks quite interesting- although I wouldn't leave it in other than for riding.
    10-14-2012, 09:04 PM
It helps alot if you stand on a stool
    10-14-2012, 09:06 PM
This technique works really well to keep it in at shows :)
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    10-18-2012, 12:50 PM
My best friend is ACE at doing running braids. I suppose it does help she has two very hairy native ponies ;) I'll see if I can find some pictures.

This is one she did on a horse at her work placement with a Friesian stud - bear in mind how thick/long friesians manes are!
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    10-18-2012, 01:32 PM
My first running braid

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    10-18-2012, 03:08 PM
This was my first running braid - I realized after that it was a bit too tight. So far I've only done them when we're going on a longer ride. She has such a long wispy mane it can be a real pain! (last pic is her mane loose, I'm sure you can see how that would get in the way!)
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