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  • How to plait a horse's tail for hunting
  • Tail plaiting

 
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    10-10-2012, 07:10 PM
  #1
Foal
Howed I do? *Tail Braid*

Not sure what the actual braid is called but I thought is was pretty so I'm trying to learn it. Didn't turn out to bad I don't think considering my boy has "pasture tail" and I'v never french braided in my life.

What I was attempting to do


Attempt #1(turned out better but crappy pic)


Attempt #2(figety 2 yr old)
     
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    10-10-2012, 08:37 PM
  #2
Yearling
It's a good second attempt, keep practicing and soon you'll get it perfect.
     
    10-10-2012, 08:58 PM
  #3
Weanling
Looks good so far, make sure to keep sections tight and approx the same size, this will make it look more uniform and 'neat'. Had to learn all the braids as I'm taking a cosmetology course at the moment, and the more practice you get the better they turn out!
     
    10-10-2012, 09:35 PM
  #4
Trained
You got it pretty good, try using a product called Quick Braid, helps a lot with adding "tack" and helping you get the braid tighter.
Quick Braid Spray 16oz - Adams Horse and Pet Supply
     
    10-11-2012, 05:11 PM
  #5
Super Moderator
I can never get a braid tight when the hair comes in from above. Prefer it going to the underside of the plait.



I hope to get some pictures of how I do this soon.

The tail is tucked right up because it keeps the mud off it when out fox hunting.
     
    10-12-2012, 11:09 PM
  #6
Yearling
Great attempt - keep practising.

Try to keep the pieces you bring in very small - and they are brought in with each movemnet of the braid. What you are endeavouring to do is cover the tail hairs over with the braids. Print the picture of the tail braid and refer to it while you are plaiting.

What you have done is to bring a piece in then braid down for a few twists.
     
    10-13-2012, 11:13 AM
  #7
Foal
Great second attempt! I'd just work on taking pieces that are closer together and take smaller pieces. Also focus on making it tight.
     

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