Originally Posted by Lostlita
Unless you're showing the horse, don't bother. The horse needs it's tail to swat potentially diseased bugs... Well, get beside your horse and feel his neck/buns. If he doesn't even like that, you have work to do lol. Anyway, feel him up and get him used to your hands around the area, keep doing that until he doesn't mind. And be confident and unafraid of your horse, but don't be pushy or spastic either. Note that horses have a 2 minute memory span so you can't just do things once and expect the horse to remember it forever, you have to be persistant. Good luck C:
HUH? First, reread the OP. She asked about plaiting the MANE/FORELOCK, not the tail. Secondly-"feel up" a horse? Seriously? "Use your hands around the area"???? I am going to take a wild guess here and say the OP probably has worked on her horses mane and forelock MANY times before.....since it is typically a part of grooming.
It is pretty obvious you have never plaited a horse.