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.
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!
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.