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post #11 of 36 Old 11-13-2008, 04:08 PM
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Great! Looks terrific!!
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post #12 of 36 Old 11-13-2008, 05:42 PM
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For this braid, it looks to me also like you either have to start at the whithers and work up as a tight french braid style or if you start at the poll, you need to work each movement "under" rather than "over" and tight.
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post #13 of 36 Old 11-13-2008, 08:02 PM
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I do this all the time! The second pic is a traditional french braid done very tightly. Some have given you EXCELLENT INSTRUCTIONS on this ! The first is an inverted french other words, you are braiding UNDER instead of OVER. All of these have to be tight to be polished. Your horse will get use to the pulling, but it does take practice! Good luck! It's GORGEOUS when you do mare feels so pretty and she prances when it's she knows she looks pretty!!

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post #14 of 36 Old 11-13-2008, 09:17 PM
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oo i like the top one. my new mare has a nice long mane so i might give it a try on her :)

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I love the braiding of the second picture,...but I have two left hands,...
Please show pictures of you doing it and the results?
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post #16 of 36 Old 11-15-2008, 03:33 PM
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**** that it is good! Both ways!

I've always had the idea that sitting on your horse would work...=P

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post #17 of 36 Old 11-16-2008, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by equineangel91 View Post
my horse is in training braids right know just to get his mane to stay on one side since its crazy. BUt i love that top one. Maybe I"ll try that one day. I usuallyjust plate
I thought braiding and plating was the same thing, what's the difference between them?
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post #18 of 36 Old 11-16-2008, 03:30 AM
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I really like the second one...that is always what I am going for, but I always end up with more like the first one. I would love to be able to do the second. I wonder if it would help to do it from the horse's back to keep it on top (if you could get it started and get it far enough down to reach).
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omg i love them.

i would love to try it on amazon, mm might have a go this week
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post #20 of 36 Old 11-16-2008, 02:54 PM
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But doing the braid too tight will cause it to stretch out and get ugly when the horse stretches the neck?

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