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post #31 of 33 Old 11-17-2008, 02:34 AM
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wow!! they're stunning!! when you find put i'd love to know!!

live for the good times,, forget all the bad,, love him forever and you'll be always glad!! So hug like you mean it,, and kiss in the night,, smile when they cant see and never ever fight!!
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post #32 of 33 Old 11-17-2008, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by minihorse927 View Post
find someone who does draft horses, a lot of them know how to do it as I have seen their horses with these braids
No, it's different. That looks like a regular french braid, but with ribbon added in at the base and covering the mane.

With draft horses, the mane isn't braided, it's 'rolled.' Here's what it looks like:

To do that, you take a long piece of material and lay it at the top of the neck so that half is on one side and half is on the other. Then cross one piece from in front of the material and one piece from behind the material over it to make an X over top of the material. Then cross the material from the right side of the neck to the left side and from the left side to the right side.

Then you take a piece of hair from behind the material (closer to the horse's butt) and cross it over, then cross the material over again. Repeat that until you run out of mane or material.

This thread has a great diagram to explain what I mean:
Mane roll instructions

edit: I also used to do something similar to my horse's tail with a tail bag, like this:

I would tie it around the top of her tail, then french braid it with her tail. If I can find the bag again, I'll do it and take pictures, then post them here.

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post #33 of 33 Old 11-18-2008, 12:15 AM
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it looks like someone has done a running braid while keeping the cloth on top -- i'm sure it's more complicated than that, but that's what I'm seeing!

beautiful pictures!

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