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post #1 of 13 Old 05-15-2011, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Running braid first attempt - went ok!

I for sure messed up a few times and I kept twisting the hair which made it look sort of lumpy in some spots but it wasn't as scary as I expected! Must practice more!

I think it suites her :)

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-15-2011, 07:58 PM
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For a first attempt that is pretty impressive, it gets a lot easier the more you practice I can assure you.

I have been doing it for years with my arabians and as I am too idle to pull manes of any of my horses I do it every day for the Morgan and my Arabians. The photo below isn't a particularly tidy example, but for work it is OK and keeps the mane out of my hands.

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For a first attempt that is pretty impressive, it gets a lot easier the more you practice I can assure you.

I have been doing it for years with my arabians and as I am too idle to pull manes of any of my horses I do it every day for the Morgan and my Arabians. The photo below isn't a particularly tidy example, but for work it is OK and keeps the mane out of my hands.

This is my three year old Quarab filly Persephone (sire is the palomino in my signature)



You say you do it everyday? Im just wondering, I just braided Rodeo's mane the other day, I was told year ago, that if you keep braids in too long the hair will weaken, and fall out?! lol, so my question is, how long can you have braids in for?

OP, sorry....I think it looks great, and suits your mare perfectly!!
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I don't know about Lolamea but I keep my girl in braids pretty much all the time. Just not running braids, she's usually got 6 long braids :)

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It looks good! I love the colours in her mane!

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Looks awsome!! Its so neat and tidy! Suits her down too.

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You say you do it everyday? Im just wondering, I just braided Rodeo's mane the other day, I was told year ago, that if you keep braids in too long the hair will weaken, and fall out?! lol, so my question is, how long can you have braids in for?
Oh, sorry. I just meant when they are being ridden or worked, when they are out in the pasture I leave it loose. They have a lot of bush to run in and I always worry that they'll do more damage getting a plait caught than they will with it loose.

As for braiding weakening the hair, I should think that as long as it isn't pulled tight (as in show day braids) then a looser braid wouldn't pull or weaken hair.
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Oh, sorry. I just meant when they are being ridden or worked, when they are out in the pasture I leave it loose. They have a lot of bush to run in and I always worry that they'll do more damage getting a plait caught than they will with it loose.

As for braiding weakening the hair, I should think that as long as it isn't pulled tight (as in show day braids) then a looser braid wouldn't pull or weaken hair.


Thats what I was thinking to about the braids....now thinking back, I think it was the show braids that I was told is bad to keep in for a long amount of time...thanks!!! :)
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Have to agree with that!! My trainer (years ago) sent off a halter mare to be shown by someone else for a season. The mare came back with about 2" of her tail bone missing!! Evidently someone had forgotten to take out the braid for.....a while. YIPES

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