Hey Missy, I know this is off subject, but Merlins dew is super easy to do (pardon the pun). A lot easier then hunter braids. It is commonly used on draft horses for shows and it is just a french braid down the neck. Useful to show a horse in English divisions if you don't want to have to pull his mane. You can probally find the instructions on the internet maybe in a draft horse site or do a search for how to french braid a long mane. It likely has some other fancy name to the technique, but its just a french braid and you can add in tassles or Pom poms for bling.