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    03-30-2012, 07:24 PM
  #1
Weanling
How to make the transition?

I do open shows with my horse, who is both an English and a Western horse. I like to go full-out with his grooming. This is the first year we are showing both English and Western, and I'm wondering how to make the transition between them. English classes are first, and I keep his braids in over-night. There is only a 15 minute break between English classes and Western classes. I want to have his mane banded for Western.
How should I do this? I know the obvious choice is to have his mane banded for both, but I'd really prefer not to do that.
     
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    03-30-2012, 08:04 PM
  #2
Weanling
I would pick -- either band him or braid him for both but don't attempt to change over between the two at the show. Especially if you are showing both disciplines on the same day.
     
    04-01-2012, 04:35 PM
  #3
Weanling
Agreed, pick one. Generally whichever one is his strength.
     
    04-01-2012, 05:00 PM
  #4
Started
I never braid or band for open shows. Just too little competition for it to matter. On breed one-day shows I band for the day, both english and western. They understand. And on weekend shows or the world, I pay someone to come out and change them over night. Once you undo the braids the hair will just be waaay too curly to flatten out quickly.
     
    04-01-2012, 07:36 PM
  #5
Yearling
Your problem is the short amount of time. I don't see how you'll be able to take out english braids, straighten out the mane with a LOT of water (to get rid of that "permed" look) and then band....not in 15 minutes unless you have a little longer between your last english class and the first western class. I would say you need at least 30 mins to an hour and then only if you are very quick at it. If you do decide to try it, don't use something like braid-aid for the english braids which will cement the things in..you'll never get the curl out without washing. :)
     
    04-01-2012, 07:49 PM
  #6
Foal
We always just band for open shows. Its easier and your horse still looks neat and tidy. (:
     
    04-01-2012, 07:52 PM
  #7
Trained
What you prefer to do is not realistic. It won't make a difference at an open show, so just band I say.
     
    04-01-2012, 08:15 PM
  #8
Trained
You either band for both english & western, but you can't braid & expect him not to have a kinky name for western. Here, it's band for both.
     

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