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post #21 of 29 Old 02-15-2008, 07:37 PM
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I have always completely braided the night before and then put a slinky on over (I prefer the nonzippered ones that go over the shoulder). Usually have to redo one or two braids, but that's it. Have left them in up to 5 days during a circuit, but usually take them out and redo after 3 days. I have yet to have a horse do any damage to their mane by rubbing it.

You can bathe the horse as long as you don't have to scrub into the braids. If they are tight enough you can hose them down all you want, though, and soap around them, and not harm them (plus it cuts down on the itching factor if you get rid of the sweat).

If you can braid tight enough without using any gunk to sticky up the mane, it will also help prevent them from rubbing them out - that stuff is itchy to some of them. Good luck, and definately practice lots before hand; it's hard work
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post #22 of 29 Old 03-07-2008, 04:13 PM
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If you look around at the Paint and Quarter horse circuits, almost EVERY horse is in a sleazy, lol so in my opinion, they work well!
My horse has a blue one that velcros behind his front legs, and zips up his chest and under his chin--I'm a real big fan of it; it keeps him clean if he decides to sleep in his mess in the stall before the classes start, hehe.
Just make sure they fit well, and don't fall over his eyes and make him blind!
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post #23 of 29 Old 03-08-2008, 12:58 AM
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Re: Keeping Braids In Over Night??

Originally Posted by CambriaStables
Hey guys!

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 dont 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!!!
HAIRSPRAY! it really works! I use that on my horses braids at shows and most of the time they stay looking perffect!!!


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post #24 of 29 Old 03-08-2008, 04:36 AM
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I use stockings and band around each bobble over top. Then a lycra/cotton hood over top.
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post #25 of 29 Old 03-08-2008, 10:11 AM
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I know one of the girls at the barn puts a sleezy on her mare at night and then hair sprays the braids in the morning to get the fly away to lay down.

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post #26 of 29 Old 03-08-2008, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by toosexy4myspotz
I know one of the girls at the barn puts a sleezy on her mare at night and then hair sprays the braids in the morning to get the fly away to lay down.
What is a sleezy?
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here's a whole website with different designs and stuff.
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post #29 of 29 Old 03-10-2008, 03:32 PM
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Jammies! they are the best thing available. Your horse able to stay inside the night before the show? Throwing one of those horse jammies (hoods) on works pretty well. You will likely still get a couple braids get undone or come out but over all works really well.
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