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Lexiie 04-20-2013 11:03 PM

Beads or Ribbons?
So, for my mare's mane in an up-coming show, I'll be doing hunter braids with a bead in the center of each one.
I was considering about doing a hunter braid on her tail, but instead of adding in a strand each time, I would braid down a few times and then slip a bead on.
I'm afraid it may not hold too well, so I was thinking about putting purple ribbons in instead, but I have no idea how to do that as her tail is relatively hard to get started and ribbons would make it much harder.
Maybe I should braid as normal, but at the bottom, add in a lot of ribbons?

What do all of you think? I know tons of you are super creative, so I'd love to hear your ideas!
Thanks!! (:

Lexiie 04-20-2013 11:27 PM

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Like this, but all the way to the bottom of her tail bone, and only braid down a tiny bit and not tucking it up, but leaving it loose with a lot of ribbons

ALso, I won't get so lazy >.> haha

Lexiie 04-21-2013 07:12 PM

Bump, any ideas?
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Tnavas 04-21-2013 08:35 PM

Why would you be putting ribbons or beads in? They are not the sort of thing you do for shows unless you are doing the fancydress classes.

A red ribbon in a horses tail tells other riders that your horse kicks. A green ribbon tells others that your horse is green and please be respectful around it.

Ribbons etc are illegal in dressage.

Lexiie 04-21-2013 08:38 PM

I know that(:
She can be touchy which is why she had the red ribbon in our pointed shows, but this one is just a fun show and I have no reason to be formal.

Tnavas 04-21-2013 08:49 PM


Originally Posted by Lexiie (Post 2303689)
I know that(:
She can be touchy which is why she had the red ribbon in our pointed shows, but this one is just a fun show and I have no reason to be formal.

You can have a great fun time then - I have a Clydesdale that gets a mane roll in her mane for shows.

You need to use quite thick amounts to be noticed.

For the beads you might find that florists wire will be good, as you can secure the bead by using the wire. You'll also need some wire cutters and somewhere safe to place the remains of the wire when you trim it.

For the tail if you braid it first then starting at the top secure a piece of coloured wool and thread on a bead. Secure the bead by stitching the wool into the braid, thread on another and do the same secure each bead so that should anything come undone you won't lose all your beads.

The big wooden ones would look lovely. You could do the same along the top of the mane too.

We need photos too

Lexiie 04-21-2013 08:58 PM

Hmm, I wonder if I would have enough time to do that in the morning, I really like that idea

Tnavas 04-21-2013 09:16 PM

Use a big darning needle threaded with the wool as this will make it all easy to thread the beads and put in a stitch - reckon it will take you no more than 15 - 20 mins to do the lot after you've done the braids.

Cinder 04-22-2013 08:49 AM

Subbing, I'm not creative but I'd love to see what you come up with :)

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