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post #1 of 20 Old 04-15-2009, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Help with braiding!

Ok, I have been riding for a while now and I'm just getting ready to show. But, one thing I really want to learn before I do is to french braid my lesson horse's tail.(Or plait the horse's tail.) My instructor has showed me on a rainy day lesson and I tried but it wasn't really good. I just bought my own rubber bands today hoping to practice some more.I want to know if any of you have any tips. Please share! Pictures are welcome along with step by step instructions if you can come up with any! Thanks!!!!! :):):)

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p.s. I want it to look like this:
example of plaited tail.jpg

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post #2 of 20 Old 04-15-2009, 05:42 PM
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im no help here i just do a normal braid because when i braid its so i can put the tail in the tail bag because i show western.
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post #3 of 20 Old 04-15-2009, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Oh that' ok, thanks anyway!!! :):):)

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post #4 of 20 Old 04-15-2009, 06:29 PM
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here is a link that has a video on how to plait the tail
it help me a lot! I hope it helps you too


Top Knot Horse Braiding: Horse Braiding Tip # 6: European Style Plaiting

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post #5 of 20 Old 04-15-2009, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!!!!!!!! It really did! I can't wait for tomorrow to practice! :) Wish me luck. still open for tips and tricks! :)

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I would recommend not putting anything like showsheen or any product in the tail prior to braiding because it makes the hair slippery. If you wet the top part (on the dock) before you start, it'll make it easier to keep the strands together, and keep all the little fly-aways in. :]

ALSO, when you're braiding, don't pull down, it'll make the braid loose and saggy. You want keep it tight and pull out from the dock... if that makes sense.
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post #7 of 20 Old 04-15-2009, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I'll have to remember about keeping it tight but not pulling down. Thanks! Still open for tips :)

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Also, I know the picture I put up isn't exactly like the pic you posted. I just used larger sections. :]
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thanks, kinda noticed and that's what i thought! :) you've been so helpful! :)

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post #10 of 20 Old 04-15-2009, 09:37 PM
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Sure thing. :] Post pictures when you get it braided!
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