Running braid
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Running braid

This is a discussion on Running braid within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Running braid a rated show
  • Running braid hair dos

View Poll Results: Is this acceptable? Would you do it?
It's acceptable, but not my cuppa tea 6 18.18%
It's acceptable, I'd totally do it! 10 30.30%
Not sure about acceptable, but I don't like it. 4 12.12%
Not sure about acceptable, but I like it. 13 39.39%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-18-2008, 12:27 PM
  #1
Foal
Running braid



Hey, has anyone else tried this? I used it for my last dressage show. The pic's a quick one I did on wednesday, a bit uneven. For the show it was tighter and I used extra hold hair stuff, and it wasn't as dropped. Is this acceptable for dressage schooling shows? It's on an Anglo arab that looks kind of ponyish, and his mane is too long for button braids and too short for continential.

And, it leaves manes cute and wavy for a bit if you keep it in a while.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-20-2008, 01:04 AM
  #2
Showing
I like the running braid.. it looks nice and it's an easy way to get hair out of the way - I.e. I do a running braid down my mare's mane when it's hot out and I know I'll be working her hard.
However, I do not find them at all acceptable for the show ring - mainly because they are so labour-free... and if I have to suffer through 3+ painstaking hours of doing proper braids, then everyone should
No, but really, they are very easy to do, and I do not consider them "proper" for the showring.
I would certainly do one for a sale picture just to tame a mane a little and make the horse look a little more polished - but if I had the time I'd do proper braids.
It's all about image ... it's easy to pull your horse out of the pen, give it a quick brush and enter the showring... it takes effort to do braids, and bathe, shine the hooves, etc..
I am in no way putting down running braids or that picture - it's lovely! And I already stated I do like them.. but there's a place for them
     
    04-20-2008, 03:20 PM
  #3
Showing
I'm not much for running braids but I know they are acceptable for certain breeds and shows. I would look it up to make sure before you decide to show.
     
    04-21-2008, 11:48 AM
  #4
Weanling
As far as I'm concerned it's prefectly acceptable for breeds that are supposed to have natural manes like friesians, morgans and arabians.
     
    05-07-2008, 02:24 PM
  #5
Green Broke
In many of our saddlebred shows there are horses who show country pleasure (saddleseat style with a full mane and tail) and hunter pleasure (does that need explaining??) The running braid is essential for any horse who is cross entered between country and hunter, and is actually the most commonly seen fashion in the hunter ring

It's kind of hard to see in this pic:
     
    05-07-2008, 11:59 PM
  #6
Showing
I think they're pretty. :)
     
    05-09-2008, 02:29 PM
  #7
Yearling
I know it is probably not acceptable for western classes on a stock type horse, but that is exactly what I am going to do this year. Dez (my stallion) has the thickest mane ever, and I have tried pulling and thinning, and even clipping the underside. He differs from many stock type horses because his crest (where the hairs come out) is actually like 2 inches thick, as opposed to all of our other horses with maybe a half inch section where hair comes out. No amount of thinning has helped, and it has always looked ridiculous, so I let it grow back out, and plan on using a very tight running braid with some quick braid to make him look tidy. We will see what the judges tell me this year...I may be out there pulling main again :roll:
     
    06-12-2008, 03:54 PM
  #8
Foal
Dressage schooling shows, yes, but not A rated shows.
A lot of the people who are in the dressage schooling shows with me doing running braids on horses that can be braided and they don't get marked down.

Sometimes it depends on the judge though.
     
    06-12-2008, 10:08 PM
  #9
Foal
You don't get marked on appearence for dressage, although if you present un untidy horse you will not be allowed in the ring. I think they're fine depending on what kind of class your doing, but personally don't like them used out and about at shows, as JDI sais, they seem like the lazy way out
     
    06-18-2008, 06:58 PM
  #10
Weanling
I think they're pretty for everyday, but not so much for the show ring.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0