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Its all good! Number and size of plaits depends on the horses neck. If the horse thas a thin neck, less plaits and bulky plaits make the neck appear thicker and if the neck is thick, Smaller and more plaits
:) I like to do them laying on the side of the neck as I have seen most do :)
well said pt!
Also note the length of your horses neck. If your horse has a long neck do bigger plaits otherwise smaller ones will make him look like a giraffe. Same in reverse, don't do big plaits on a short neck as it will make his neck look really stubby! :) also some gel or pro plaits
'hairspray for manes and tails' work well if you put it in while your plaiting and after your done. This will help keep the hair neat and tidy. Just like your own hair.
If you have a skinny hood , they help sit the plaits down and keep them tidy over night.
If your horse has white socks or face markings, baby powder or white grooming chalk will brighten them up.
For your hooves, if your horse is a native breed I would just get some clear hoof shine but if not ,black looks really good :)
Shine spray works wonders in tails and on the body. Just be careful not to get it anywhere near the girth as it is slippery stuff! :) baby oil does a good job too but attracts heaps of dirt. If you have a white or light coloured tail I wouldn't use baby oil.
Also another tip is too get one of them dust mit things from the super market and wipe your horse over with it before entering the ring. Reaaaaaalllllyyy shines them up and removes dirt.
You should be able to get most of this stuff from the local saddlery.
Lol, these are some of my tips and tricks, if you think of anything, feel free to ask me any questions.