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post #1 of 14 Old 02-23-2008, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so i did Juniors hair a while back just for fun and tried to do the whole english style thingy. lol i'm not sure what this style is called but i think it was pretty good for a first try. What do you guys think? Also anybody know any tricks to making it look better and ways to do it? And if anybody wants to share any other cool hairstyles that would be cool too.

and i even caught a mean streak of him lol.

And this was before the make over lol. (its not that good of a pic but its to get an idea of his mane before.)

So what do you think?
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post #2 of 14 Old 02-23-2008, 09:34 AM
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I think it turned out good haha. I don't even try to do that because I know I'll do something wrong and get my horses mane all knotted haha
Good job!
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post #3 of 14 Old 02-23-2008, 11:26 AM
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im an english person and not very good. sry. i tried. they kinda look like they were done wrong in the first place too. sry sry sry
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post #4 of 14 Old 02-23-2008, 01:52 PM
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The first thing for an English braid is that the mane has to be the proper length and thickness before you braid it, preferably about 4-5 inches long. Then try to put more braids in there - like 20-40 going down his neck. That will help you out somewhat. I've got lots of other tips but is a good place to start.
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post #5 of 14 Old 02-23-2008, 02:34 PM
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For the first try you did pretty good. What sandsarita said is correct and it looks like you did it with bands which you can do but yarn works alot better and looks nicer, although it takes a while to get to use too

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post #6 of 14 Old 02-23-2008, 02:58 PM
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Cute :) :)

Sandsarita has the right idea for improvements though. Quick braid also helps with grip for keeping the braids nice and tight. If you are nervous about pulling your guys mane to be short all the way across, don't be - in my opinion it usually looks better, and gives them a nicer neck line than most natural manes look (except the to die for manes). It really improved our mare's look, and her mane was just like Junior's. :)
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post #7 of 14 Old 02-24-2008, 02:04 PM
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Wow, if this is your first time to braid then you did a great job! Especially with his mane so long! Like sandsarita said, his mane needs to be quite a bit shorter. -no longer then a hands width, or about 4 or 5 inches. You want your braids to be small, even, tight, and as many as you can get along his neck (like, at least 30!). It's easiest if you use yarn and "sew" them together. There are different kinds you can do- button braids: the small "balls" or knot looking braids like what you have, or what's most common in the hunter ring, almost rectangular loops that lie against your horse's neck.

Another fun idea (esp with longer mane) is kind of a french braid that they do with draft horses or some dressage horses? Or I 've seen some western people do this thing thats kind of like banding, but it makes their mane look like a net? Google horse mane braiding and I bet a ton of fun pictures/ideas will come up!
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post #8 of 14 Old 02-24-2008, 03:27 PM
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You plaited it.

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post #9 of 14 Old 02-26-2008, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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ok well i didn't really do anything special since it was my first time and i didn't want to do something wrong but thanks for all the tips i will try to remember them as best as i can next time i try and do it k. His mane is really thin though and i think if i just tried the smaller braids and stuff i could get it looking better. Oh and don't worry if you thought you were going to insult me lol i thought it was anything but perfect. haha.
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post #10 of 14 Old 02-27-2008, 03:59 PM
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LOL!!!! we werent trying to insults u lol
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