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Eclipse295 07-11-2012 05:09 PM

French Braiding mane and forelock- First try
I was bored yesterday and tried to do a french braid on my pony's forelock and mane(running braid)

For my first try, on my pony's mane that really needs washed and needed brushed(and I didn't have a comb or brush with me) I think I did pretty good.

Running Braid on Mane:

French Braided Forelock:

MidsummerFable 07-11-2012 06:29 PM

Good job at keeping it close to the neck on your fist try!

SpiritedLittleCopperSpots 07-11-2012 06:54 PM

Yes, looks good! Especially for not having been able to comb it out first. :D
I find the running braid not only looks nice, but it is a great way to keep manes from developing awful witch knots....

Skyseternalangel 07-11-2012 08:08 PM

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Good job! I can never get it to stay tight.. lol. I think it's because my horse is so tall.

French braiding is addicting :D

Eclipse295 07-11-2012 09:34 PM


Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel (Post 1592862)
French braiding is addicting :D

I know right? I learned how to french braid my own hair and finally understood how to do it. I have yet to talk anybody into letting me braid their hair. :lol:

Christawho 07-12-2012 10:21 AM

Neat! I have been french braiding and every other kind of braiding her hair for years, can't wait to try it on our new horses!

Kayella 07-12-2012 10:25 AM

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Apparently everyone is choosing now to try their hand at the running braid! I tried it out yesterday for the first time on Gulliver, and I think I did pretty well :) (Ignore the crooked halter)

Asama 07-12-2012 10:50 AM

That looks awesome! (both of you) I have never braided or done anything with horse's hair! Can't wait til my little baby has enough of a mane to try it! Do you do it just like a human French braid?

Kayella 07-12-2012 02:04 PM

I've actually never done a French braid, so I would have no idea lol. It starts out as a regular braid, and you pull a chunk of hair into the middle part.
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Eclipse295 07-12-2012 02:22 PM

I learned how to do the braid out of a the book. "Braiding mane's and tails" By Charni Lewis. Good book with illustrations and easy to follow directions.

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