We banded manes from Western, French running braid for the mane, braided tails too, for English.
The mane roll don't take long at all (five minutes?), once you know how to do it and have two people, one to weave, one to pull tight. Only did the mane roll for draft halter classes and in harness not under saddle because it pulls a lot. We had up to eight haflingers going to different classes so you got quick with changing braids for the classes.
Thanks guys, also I was wondering that since I'm not showing at any serious levels, all I have is my western barrel saddle. It's only two years old so looks brand new and has some silver on it. It is a medium oil. Would I get away with using that and a nice blingy headstall? Also, since his hooves are dark should I use black hoof polish? I know my trainer uses clear on her haffies grey hooves. Posted via Mobile Device