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post #11 of 20 Old 10-28-2009, 03:12 PM
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hehehe that used to be my avatar!
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post #12 of 20 Old 10-28-2009, 04:33 PM
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I did a little reading, and it is only a soft piece of rope or leather that loops around the horses jaw. You can attach either one or two reins. They are meant to be used hardly at all, and aren't recommended unless you horse works also completely off your legs and voice.
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post #13 of 20 Old 10-28-2009, 05:16 PM
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I've played around with doing an indian motif on Magic (since her saddle has indian designs on it, and I wanted to make her flashy for a parade), and what I decided on was this:
For feathers/beads... Get a beading hook for people (I got one at a local beauty shop for a little under $10), and follow it's instructions for beading the hair (generally they're something like string the beads onto the hook, put some hair through the loop at the end, and then push the beads upward, onto the hair. You'll have to experiment with your horse's hair, since it'll probably have a different consistency than people's hair.) Then just band the end to hold the beads in place.
For the feathers, I got some bird feathers from the old barn and slid the shaft up under the last two or three beads, then put another band over the feathers, holding them under the beads and also reinforcing the beads.

For the paint... I just went to a beauty store and bought some temporary spray on hair dye to use on the body, and I found these cow markers at the farm store that I used on her face.

As far as the war bridle.... I, personally, wouldn't suggest one. They're meant only for horses that will respond 100% of the time to voice or leg cues, with little to no use of the rein(s).
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post #14 of 20 Old 10-28-2009, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by tempest View Post
I don't know how you would get it to stay though.
an alligator clip would do it. Something like this.

80 Single Prong Alligator Hair Clips Bows Korker Ribbon - eBay (item 180416037479 end time Nov-04-09 04:58:54 PST)

Or this

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post #15 of 20 Old 10-29-2009, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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OO....Thank you people !!!this is awesome, all my questions answered. thanks to you all, now i can go do this into the hair of my beauty!

Love and thanks again
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post #16 of 20 Old 10-29-2009, 09:38 AM
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you can use people spray on hair dye & face paint =] i just painted my pony a couple days ago. i wiped the stuff off his face afterwards, but the rain did the rest =] it was really fun & easy

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post #17 of 20 Old 10-30-2009, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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Wow,, people spray,, what is that excelly?'

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post #18 of 20 Old 10-30-2009, 06:31 AM
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You can also use sidewalk chalk that's wet. The therapeutic barn I used to work at would have occasional days where the riders would "decorate" the horses and the chalk was always my favorite, I put a circle around their eye every time. =]

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post #19 of 20 Old 10-30-2009, 07:55 AM
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Yerr, chalk is great. Just wet it down a bit. Its inexpensive and won't hurt them. I mean show people use chalk all the time
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post #20 of 20 Old 10-31-2009, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Wow***** Thankxxxx its awesome how Yah have been helping me,XOXO

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