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post #1 of 8 Old 12-25-2011, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Tail braid... How long?

A friend of mine is getting her horses tail braided for the first time. The horse doesn't have a thick tail and I don't think he has ever had his tail braided. How long do you think she can leave it in for? Thanks :)
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-26-2011, 10:30 AM
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I leave mine in for a week. When I take it out I wash it, brush it, and then spray it with a baby oil/water mixture so it stays healthy.

It's something you need almost like air or water. ♥
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-26-2011, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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I'm talking about a show braid :p
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-26-2011, 04:50 PM
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Oh, then I guess I don't get why your asking how long to leave it in. Leave it in over night, for the show, and then when you get done take it out.

It's something you need almost like air or water. ♥
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Sometimes I do them the night before and bandage the tail to protect the plait - only do this if you are good at putting on a tail bandage. Too tight and you can cut off the circulation to the tail and make it very uncomfortable and risk losing hair and possibly the tail.

I rarely leave them in for more than 24hrs as they tend to start getting a bit tatty - best taken out and re done for a two or more day show. If you don't wet the tail inbetween it makes it easier to replait if the hair is a bit crinkly.
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from my personal experiance i've never left a plait in for more than 24 hours because it generally looks better done at the last possible minute. For a show I would suggest doing it the day of the show rather than overnight as the plait might come out and the tail gets more dirty if plaited. Hope this helps xx

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post #7 of 8 Old 12-26-2011, 09:36 PM
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I would not leave it in more than 24 hours


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post #8 of 8 Old 12-26-2011, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks y'all :) helped a lot! I figured it shouldn't be left in over night.
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