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post #1 of 29 Old 02-07-2008, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Keeping Braids In Over Night??

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I was just thinking... since I am going to braid Jeffrey's mane and tail for shows this year I was wondering if you had any ideas on how to keep braids looking as perfect or close to perfect as you can over night since I don't have time in the morning to braid. Let me know how you do it or how you have seen it done. It would be soo helpful! Thanks!!!
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post #2 of 29 Old 02-07-2008, 05:01 PM
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I usually use one of those lycra hoods. Skinny hoods!!!! That's the name I was lookin for :) if you can keep him stalled the night before that will help too. But nothing is guaranteed :) some horses will get them out no matter what you do :P

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post #3 of 29 Old 02-07-2008, 08:19 PM
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yup, i've heard that those hoods work.

This website has alot of that stuff:

http://www.ss4horses.com/

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post #4 of 29 Old 02-07-2008, 08:20 PM
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this one would probably be the one to get:

http://www.ss4horses.com/product/sol...tch_hoods.html
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Hey jazzyrider and Grendel thanks for the reply. If I were to get one of those hoods should I get one with a zipper? Haha im so stupid. No one uses these at my barn so im not sure. Umm so just let me know. Thanks again!
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post #6 of 29 Old 02-07-2008, 11:03 PM
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I would not suggest tight braids being kept overnight. But if that's what you would like to do go for it. Lol. I tried a lycra hood and didn't like it very much. They rub a lot and caused a lot of my last Appy's hair to be rubbed off, however, it did an almost fantastic job on the mane staying down. (he had a mohawk) 8)

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post #7 of 29 Old 02-07-2008, 11:44 PM
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sometimes it's hard to keep them perfect, but it's probaly easier to do it in the morning.
It all kind of depends on your horse -- if he'd be irrated with them and rub them off. Is he in a turnout or stall at night?
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post #8 of 29 Old 02-08-2008, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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umm it depends if he is turned out or stalled becuase last year I bathed and braided his tail in the morning before the show but if I have to do all that and braid his mane in the morning I might have to wake up at 3 in the morning haha. So I guess ill just have to try it. Thanks for all the replys
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. If I were to get one of those hoods should I get one with a zipper?
Not sure if anyone answered your question, so sorry if I repeat this. I would suggest getting a zippered on. I got my mare a zipper one to help tame her mane, I don't know how I would have done it without the zipper. The zipper also allows you to be able to fix the braids so they lay nice and smooth.

If you know someone who has it, I would suggest borrowing it for a day to see if it rubs your horse. Since it will only be kept in overnight, I can't see it rubbing too much, but I do not know.
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post #10 of 29 Old 02-08-2008, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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thanks applylover. That helped alot and answered my question. I am def. Going to see if anyone has one that I can borrow. Thanks again!
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