Ok, so I have my first dressage show early next month (in 19 days), and we have to braid the horses manes...
Yesterday was my first ever attempt at braiding, and it was abit of a struggle; Love kept shaking her head when I was braiding her forelock, twitching while I braided so it all came out again, and the braids kept loosening. But after about an hour and a half I got it done. The thing is my instructor told me that the little ball thingys you make must be small and roughly the same size, mine kept getting bigger as they went up her neck!
This is Love's mane, it's a nice length for braiding and it's not too thick:
What I did first was seperate the mane into pieces, that helped a lot and made it easier to braid:
Then this is the final product, from the front it doesn't look too bad:
But once you see the whole mane it looks kinda bad lol:
My instructor told me that for my very first time ever braiding a horses mane like that, it wasn't at all bad. We are going to be practising this everyday now, so I know I'll get better, but does anyone have any tips for me? Thank you.