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post #1 of 4 Old 06-28-2013, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Do You Have To Braid For Dressage?

Do you have to braid your horse for training level dressage? If not, is it still better to braid? I was just wondering so that I can plan my day before the show accordingly.

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-28-2013, 11:29 AM
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I never did for schooling shows. For recognized shows, yes.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-03-2013, 05:11 PM
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I always braid for dressage. Even if its a dumpy show. It shows how much you care, and shows how nice your horse is. It's also something different and the judge will appreciate it:) hope this helps
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-03-2013, 08:55 PM
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I used to braid for schooling shows, but my horse has a very long neck, so now I reserve braiding for recognized shows. It does not affect scoring. I do agree it shows a certain level of respect for your horse and the sport as a whole.

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