Indian Feathers in mane and Tail!!

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    10-27-2009, 04:41 PM
Indian Feathers in mane and Tail!!

I saw a AMAZING picture on google of a horse with feathers in his mane and tail and painted ring around the eye! Its wonderful

This is the pic!!

So I got CRAZY and I really like to know how I can make something like that into the mane or tail on my horse...? anyone got the wonderful idea how to do it withouth roughing the mane or cutting it og something? And about the paint, is there any paint you can get just made for horses....?? I would be so glad having some ideas here and if you have pics, I would love to see them, or just links
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    10-27-2009, 04:52 PM
I love that pic, although I am partial to Duns my self : )

I have seen paint for horses at the tack store that I go to , not sure of the name of it but it is for use on horses. Maybe some one knows the brand name?
    10-27-2009, 04:58 PM
Green Broke
From what it looks like you would put beads in the mane and tail on a small chunk of it and then put the feathers through the beads. I don't know how you would get it to stay though. I suppose you could also braid the chunk and then put beads on it....
    10-27-2009, 05:33 PM
Thanks guys!! Hey any ideas of "war briddle"! I where thinking how to make these knots ??
    10-27-2009, 05:48 PM
You could make a sort of charm with the feathers, then carefully braid it into the main. Make sure you get the mane right at the base so it is more secure.

Then with the paint I'm not sure. Maybe you could use water colors, just make sure it is 100% natural with no harmful ingredients.

Good luck. = )
    10-27-2009, 05:50 PM
Green Broke
What about pulling a few hairs from the mane and tail, putting a feather and some beads on it, and a clip at the end, kinda like they do for people? If you hid it under enough mane, no one would see the clip, and it would be a lot easier to move/change/re-arrange.

And has for a 'war bridle', maybe you could get a plain white rope halter and mess with it a little? It would look a little like an Indian hackamore.
    10-27-2009, 06:19 PM
Can I make my one at home?? Any ideas how then? Good ideas all around here about the mane, braid it and put meaby a band on it and put into the braid...would work....but ideas of something more to make it...WILD....or what we can call it??
    10-27-2009, 07:33 PM
There are pony paints, but regualr non toxic fingerpaints work just as well, and there cheaper! Also, jello, with 1/4 of the water when you make it.
    10-27-2009, 08:40 PM
I've shown in a drill team where we used feathers in the mane and tails of our horses. How we did it was we braided a small long portion of the mane or tail. Then rubberbanded the end off. We then took our feather and pushed it through the tightend rubber band and wove it into the crossings of the braids. If you do the end tight enough then the feather stays in pretty well.
    10-28-2009, 10:31 AM
Thanks to you all !! I really prisiade all this!! Now im going to try it on ..... but Do you have any ideas how to make the knots in the War briddle?? How you know its like a band, but there are many ways to tie it on and changes ideas how they do it? I'd like ideas to make idian Hackmore!!

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