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    03-04-2009, 12:11 PM
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Weanling
Scalloped Braids

I'm planning on doing scalloped braids this show season. I've been looking all over for info on them but I can't find anything. I know how to do them. My question is, what do you do with the last two braids at the end of the mane? Do I just put those into hunter braids? I assume the forelock will just be a french braid and then tucked up. Or should I leave it natural?
     
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    03-05-2009, 12:47 AM
  #2
Super Moderator
When I did a scalloped braid I just looped the last 2 braids back into the "scallops" before them... I don't know if that's what you're "supposed" to do but it still looked cool. =) I would assume the same thing about the forelock... I'm no braiding/showing expert though. I just braid for fun. =)
     
    03-05-2009, 01:28 AM
  #3
Foal
Whats a scalloped braid?
     
    03-05-2009, 03:21 AM
  #4
Trained

If I'm mathing correctly you should just have one braid left at the end by the withers.. I would braid it and then fold it up different ways to see what looks best. And yes, for the forelock just french braid it down and grab a rug hook!
     
    03-05-2009, 09:58 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    

If I'm mathing correctly you should just have one braid left at the end by the withers.. I would braid it and then fold it up different ways to see what looks best. And yes, for the forelock just french braid it down and grab a rug hook!
Well if you're attaching the first braid to the third and the second to the fourth, then there would be two braids left at the end. If you're attaching the first to the second and the second to the third, then you'd have one braid left. Most of the info I've found (which is not very much) says it's supposed to be the first to the third and so on.

I actually just ordered a braiding book from amazon, Braiding Manes and Tails. I'm hoping it'll clear everything up.
     
    03-06-2009, 07:31 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Hmmmmmmmmm idk! Haha they look WAY cool but WAY to much for an eventer like me, ill stick to knot braids for now!
     
    03-08-2009, 09:08 PM
  #7
Trained
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Originally Posted by blossom856    
Well if you're attaching the first braid to the third and the second to the fourth, then there would be two braids left at the end. If you're attaching the first to the second and the second to the third, then you'd have one braid left. Most of the info I've found (which is not very much) says it's supposed to be the first to the third and so on.

I actually just ordered a braiding book from amazon, Braiding Manes and Tails. I'm hoping it'll clear everything up.
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I swear I'm good at math. I got a B+ in Calc 3!!
Yes braiding books are always good! I agree with the poster who said she just doubled them over, it seems like that would be the best way to do it.
     
    03-09-2009, 05:13 AM
  #8
Foal
Orr jsut do normal braids cause that looks real tacky.. lol
     
    03-09-2009, 07:20 PM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by ShowJumpLife    
orr jsut do normal braids cause that looks real tacky.. lol
I think they're eye catching when done properly. However, just like hunter braids, they're hideous when done incorrectly.
     
    03-10-2009, 03:38 AM
  #10
Foal
It looks like someone tryed to sew a frilly table cloth to the horses neck urgh.
But then agian im very traditional for shows haha..
     

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