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  • Horse mane balled up
  • Braiding a baroque mane

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    09-14-2012, 10:51 PM
Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
Now that's pretty Allison. I would have to practice a lot to get one braided that tight.
You'd also have to sedate the horse for me,
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    09-14-2012, 10:57 PM
Last show my trainer wanted to do my mare up in tiny hunter braids I though cool!! then I got thinking wait a minute I have halter & SMS first is that appropriate?? She assured me it was ok well I thought my mare looked great in them & not so out of place as I thought, many people complimented her braid job
    09-14-2012, 11:17 PM
Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
Depending on the discipline, running braids can be appropriate for even the highest levels.

For certain breed types, yes. I assume that the OP isn't competing on a Baroque breed, though. I would be shocked to see a Warmblood/TB/other than a Baroque breed go into the ring with a running braid.
    09-15-2012, 12:21 AM
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Not a "baroque" breed.

This braid is used for anyone who prefers a longer mane....for all breeds. From haffys to hannoverians. Heck, I showed an elite Hanoverian stallion at FEI level shows with a ROACHED mane. He looked fabulous, and the owner loved it.
    09-15-2012, 12:26 AM
Ok ok ok - *waves white flag* fine. You're right, Allison. Forgive silly ol lil me.
    09-16-2012, 01:50 AM
I would plait her hair with rubber bands then I would fold the long plaits up into normal 'bobble' plaits and secure them with insulation tape, white tape for white horses and black tape for bays etc. Or you could go random and use green tape? Or you could alternate black and white or you could use tape in your cross country colours (at a one day event). It looks really classy, is a lot quicker than normal plaiting and is super easy to take out afterwards! I do this for small shows or formal riding lessons. For a big show, I would definitely sew my plaits with thread though.
    09-17-2012, 09:07 AM
The show went decent this weekend. His mane was not working with the hunter braids so I just balled them up and rubber banded his mane and it looked fine. He was weird all day, and after our hack class we declared him lame, which left me without a horse for my student flat classes. I ended up riding a horse that I had never ridden before and got grand champion for my student level. The judge also said that I would be a great collegiate rider because of the ability to ride on any horse for a show! I really want to ride in college and receiving this compliement was a huge confidence booster.
    09-17-2012, 09:31 AM
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Well done, its a true mark of a good rider when you can get on any horse and make it look good.
    10-04-2012, 11:32 AM
Thank you!!!!
    10-06-2012, 10:01 PM
Just do it with Yarn and tidy it up between classes. Perhaps instead of braiding to keep you busy, do some groundwork or graze your horse inhand. Or brush him? You ca never be tooo clean.

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