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post #1 of 80 Old 01-15-2013, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Your attempts at fancy braids.

So today I decided to have a play about with my stallion and I have recently seen a braid I wanted to try so I decided why not? I have to say it took me hours and it has worked out very well, Ricky was as gold as gold of course and fell asleep.





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post #2 of 80 Old 01-15-2013, 11:45 AM
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If that was your first try I say you did a pretty good job!

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post #3 of 80 Old 01-15-2013, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, it was my first try at that braid I have done plain runhning braids though they don't work out very well because my shetlands manes are too thick.

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post #4 of 80 Old 01-15-2013, 01:05 PM
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Fanciest I tried a running braid on my horse and my BO's pony.

Phantom is the grey horse. His mane is thinnish but very course.

The pony is Charlie. He has like a double or triple layer mane haha. His mane seemed to look a bit tidier than Phantom's when I was done. I don't know if it was because his mane is thicker and longer or if it was the second time I did it so it was better than my first

I've done more attempts since these and have gotten progressively better I just gotta figure out how to keep it tighter against their neck, it always gets looser as I go one haha.

Here are my first ever attempts at a running braid.
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post #5 of 80 Old 01-26-2013, 10:23 PM
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Oh my gosh! I love that version of the running braid. I will have to try that on my mare. :)

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post #6 of 80 Old 01-26-2013, 10:29 PM
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This was my first running braid. I like to do them "shorter and tighter" than the traditional style. I'm not a fan of pulling and banding so this is how I show my filly...of course they look a lot cleaner now that I've been practicing!

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post #7 of 80 Old 01-27-2013, 02:44 AM
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Love the braids. I think your attempt with your boy looks great especially dealing with that thick mane. I have a black mare, 40 inches tall, not registered, and she has the super thick mane and the forelock is wild. The lady we got her from told me she I think roached her mane like down the middle to be able to band it. I've never done any braiding myself so I geuss I'd better start practicing:) please let me know if you have any tips for those thick manes. I named her Voodoo Star because that mane made her look like a witchy woman. :)
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post #8 of 80 Old 01-27-2013, 11:39 AM
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Never could braid my two daughter's hair when they were young, and having just as much success in braiding my horse !!!

You all are doing a great job .
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Never could braid my two daughter's hair when they were young, and having just as much success in braiding my horse !!!

You all are doing a great job .
I find horse hair much easier to braid than human hair, due to it's coarseness.
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post #10 of 80 Old 01-27-2013, 01:26 PM
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That looks so cool! It looks much better that my first try doing a running braid. :)

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