French Braiding mane and forelock- First try

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    07-11-2012, 06:09 PM
French Braiding mane and forelock- First try

I was bored yesterday and tried to do a french braid on my pony's forelock and mane(running braid)

For my first try, on my pony's mane that really needs washed and needed brushed(and I didn't have a comb or brush with me) I think I did pretty good.

Running Braid on Mane:

French Braided Forelock:
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    07-11-2012, 07:29 PM
Good job at keeping it close to the neck on your fist try!
    07-11-2012, 07:54 PM

Yes, looks good! Especially for not having been able to comb it out first.
I find the running braid not only looks nice, but it is a great way to keep manes from developing awful witch knots....
    07-11-2012, 09:08 PM
Good job! I can never get it to stay tight.. lol. I think it's because my horse is so tall.

French braiding is addicting
    07-11-2012, 10:34 PM
Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
French braiding is addicting

I know right? I learned how to french braid my own hair and finally understood how to do it. I have yet to talk anybody into letting me braid their hair.
    07-12-2012, 11:21 AM
Neat! I have been french braiding and every other kind of braiding her hair for years, can't wait to try it on our new horses!
    07-12-2012, 11:25 AM
Green Broke
Apparently everyone is choosing now to try their hand at the running braid! I tried it out yesterday for the first time on Gulliver, and I think I did pretty well :) (Ignore the crooked halter)
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    07-12-2012, 11:50 AM
That looks awesome! (both of you) I have never braided or done anything with horse's hair! Can't wait til my little baby has enough of a mane to try it! Do you do it just like a human French braid?
    07-12-2012, 03:04 PM
Green Broke
I've actually never done a French braid, so I would have no idea lol. It starts out as a regular braid, and you pull a chunk of hair into the middle part.
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    07-12-2012, 03:22 PM
I learned how to do the braid out of a the book. "Braiding mane's and tails" By Charni Lewis. Good book with illustrations and easy to follow directions.

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