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post #1 of 11 Old 12-18-2013, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any good braid- ideas for the English jumper show string?
I`m very uncreative when it comes to hair, any braiding tips would be great.
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post #2 of 11 Old 12-18-2013, 07:59 PM
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What kind of mane/tail does your horse have?
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post #3 of 11 Old 12-18-2013, 09:21 PM
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Umm, if you have a mane that's ~1 ft, you can fish net braid it, not really a braid but looks really good!
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post #4 of 11 Old 12-25-2013, 11:08 PM
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Does the show require a certain few types of braids?

Does the show require a certain few types of braids? What kind of restrictions are there?
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post #5 of 11 Old 12-26-2013, 02:06 AM
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If the show allows it, and you have a fairly long mane, I really like the look of Dutch running braids!

If you know how to make a regular running braid, a Dutch running braid is the same thing except instead of crossing the outside strand OVER the middle one, you cross it UNDER it. This makes it look like a full braid instead of it just looking woven on the bottom if that makes sense to you.

If you don't know how to do a running braid, all you do is start at the top of the mane, grab a section and divide it into three parts and start your braid like a normal braid. Then, every time you cross over a piece you add to it. It's essentially the horse equivalent of making a French braid on yourself.
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-26-2013, 04:39 AM
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Agree, info on mane (pics!) and type of show
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post #7 of 11 Old 12-26-2013, 09:51 AM
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Here's a link to a previous forum discussion on this that may give you more ideas: Fun ways to style/braid your horse's mane?
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post #8 of 11 Old 12-26-2013, 10:38 AM
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What type and level of show is it? If you are doing a rated show, it may be best to stick with something traditional.

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post #9 of 11 Old 12-30-2013, 11:16 AM
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Get the book Braiding Manes and Tails. It has lots of great ideas!
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post #10 of 11 Old 12-30-2013, 11:16 AM
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And step by step instructions and pictures!
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