1. Plait the mane (normal plaits) in equal sections all down the horses neck and fasten with an elastic band
2. I trim the end coz my horses mane is really easy to cover up how uneven it is, but you might want to instead do a little bun at the end of the plait just to hide away the little bits that fray out
3. grab the end of the plait, and roll it up underneath the top of the plait, so it's in half, do that again, then fasten it with an elastic, it holds suprisingly well if you do it properly.
4. Put gel in once they're all finished
If you know how to plait then plait the tail, andjust gell the frayed down bits in place, when your out in the ring, they're not so noticeable anyway