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post #1 of 7 Old 01-21-2011, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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How do I band a mane like this? (pic)

I know its banding but it looks like there's two bands on one peice of hair and i don't quite understand it.
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-21-2011, 02:25 PM
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honestly to me it looks like

but with only the one layer. and much smaller and closer together

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post #3 of 7 Old 01-21-2011, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, I see it now, thanks. And do you know if daimond braids are acceptable for western shows. Because I thought they were for dressage and english.
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-21-2011, 03:02 PM
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They usually braid for english.

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post #5 of 7 Old 01-21-2011, 03:17 PM
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usually for english but the horse you posted is western so i'd say it may be able to be used for either. you would probably just have to check.

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post #6 of 7 Old 01-24-2011, 10:48 AM
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The Western Horse's mane is not braided at all. It is either banded with light colored banding rubber bands or beaded with what is called "pony beads" available at hobby stores in all colors of the rainbow and more. Banding rubber bands and a banding tool are available at Tack Stores or Catalogs.

If anyone has seen "speed beads" around a horse's neck hanging just in front of the withers and chest. Those smaller round beads are "pony beads". There is also "rythum beads" used on Saddlebreds or other gaited horses in training sessions to help the rider get in rythum with the horse's movements. The "rythum beads" have bells threaded in them.

Braiding is an English way to do up a mane.

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post #7 of 7 Old 01-30-2011, 01:30 PM
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If the horse in that picture is an Arabian or Arabian cross I would guess that is why the mane is not pulled and banded like you would normally see. It goes against breed standard to pull an arabians' mane. For lower level shows you would have to check the rules, but around where I am, they don't give penalties for not having the mane done a certain way. I'd check the rules for which ever shows you are planning on and see what the consensus is.

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