Why thank you everyone. I had to improvise with his braids. The base of his mane is so wide that it is starting to split down the middle and fall on both sides of his neck. I wanted to braid it to the one side hopefully to get it all to stay on that side, however, I had no bands. I had to make do with string from feed sacks. :) And CDT, yes he is very thick. Everything about him is just odd: short back, short neck, short legs, huge head and huge feet. He is in the 14.2hh range and wears a size 2 shoe when his feet are done. O.O What is really scary is that he is actually a lot smaller than my other one :).