I'm braiding Comet's mane in hunter braids for a show, and they are coming out sucky (hey, admitting you have a problem is the first step.)
It's because of the loose ends, though. (oh, now I'm denying my problem. Back to square one.)
No, but in all seriousness, it is the loose ends. Since his mane is wiry and whatnot (well, duh. All horses' are.) They stick out and make the braids look rather horrible.
I've tried doubling the braid with a band, but its not helping!