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  • How much does hunter horse braiding cost?
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    01-30-2011, 03:08 PM
  #11
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Icyred    
For the quality of those braids you could probably charge even more than you do now! Great job, I am quite jealous ;)
Thank you so much! I wish I could go to shows and just braid all night, but im always worried that the horse will rub them to death or the person won't be satisfied:/ I think the most horses I've braided in one day was like 14.. That was back when I was first learning and charged 20 a neck.
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    01-30-2011, 09:54 PM
  #12
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Wow! Those braids are amazing! I can't do that braid at all :( lol...you should make a video if you get a chance
     
    01-30-2011, 10:03 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Wow, not bad! Definitely takes lot of patience and practice to get them looking that good! I'd start advertising at local shows and getting your name out there. I'd say you definitely have a future as a braider! If you start braiding at rated shows you can make looooots of $$$$!
     
    01-31-2011, 06:36 AM
  #14
Yearling
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Originally Posted by upnover    
Wow, not bad! Definitely takes lot of patience and practice to get them looking that good! I'd start advertising at local shows and getting your name out there. I'd say you definitely have a future as a braider! If you start braiding at rated shows you can make looooots of $$$$!
Wow really?? These are good enough for rated shows?! Thank you everyone!!!
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    01-31-2011, 09:52 AM
  #15
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They look really nice.
     
    01-31-2011, 10:30 AM
  #16
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
They look really nice.
Thanks(:!
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    01-31-2011, 11:01 AM
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Yearling
Your braids are really very good. Yup, I'd venture to say good enough for rated shows. You could easily charge more per neck at those rated shows. I have a niece who worked at a show barn and she braided all the show horses. Word got around at shows about how good a job she did and got more horses to braid. Her price quote was $50 per neck and got it many times over, although sometimes she would negotiate with the horse's owner and come down only slightly in her asking price. So up your pricing quote and go from there.
     
    01-31-2011, 11:18 AM
  #18
Yearling
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Originally Posted by candandy49    
Your braids are really very good. Yup, I'd venture to say good enough for rated shows. You could easily charge more per neck at those rated shows. I have a niece who worked at a show barn and she braided all the show horses. Word got around at shows about how good a job she did and got more horses to braid. Her price quote was $50 per neck and got it many times over, although sometimes she would negotiate with the horse's owner and come down only slightly in her asking price. So up your pricing quote and go from there.
OMG thank you so much! I really appreciate all the nice compliments(:

I think the reason why I'm so nervous about braiding for other people is because I cut the mane at 15 crossovers, which is a pretty short mane. It never turns out choppy because they're all the same length, but I'm afraid that people won't like me cutting their manes. I got a pro braider to do my horses mane at the last minute one time, and she didn't have a problem with it being short. Any tips on how I can change my habits? Or is it not that big of a deal?
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    01-31-2011, 11:29 AM
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Green Broke
Wow! Great job! I wish I could braid! And I would love to see a video of how you do it too :)
     
    01-31-2011, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by justjump    
I cut the mane at 15 crossovers, which is a pretty short mane.
I am not sure what that means? You mean you braid down and after 15 braids you chop the rest off with scissors?

A real pro braider is not going to complain to the horse owner about the mane. So even if your mane was too short for them to deal with how they wanted to, they would not complain to you. The most the pros I know will do is tell the horse owner or trainer (depending on who they actually deal with) that they are going to have to pay to have a mane pulled if it is totally unruly.

If you have a habit of cutting manes to make them the length you want them to be to braid I do not thinking braiding professionally in the hunter world will work for you. You will make a bunch of annoyed clients very quickly.
     

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