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amaia 07-27-2013 02:24 PM

My horse has a fairly long mane that is not pulled. Are there any ways I could plait it so that she looks neat and it doesn't get tangled?
Thank you :D

EdmontonHorseGal 07-27-2013 03:56 PM

i wouldn't leave a horse's mane braided, especially if they are being turned out every day. too much chance to get the braids snagged on something and have a large chunk of mane missing.

daily brushing, and 'no more tangles' spray, or other detangler product would be your best bet.

Raven13 07-27-2013 05:54 PM

You could try a running braid (basically just a french braid)? Works for Friesans like the one in the video with a 4ft mane :shock:

There's a bit of silly-ness at the beginning, if you just want to skip to the educational part it starts at ~2:25

Gallop On 07-27-2013 05:55 PM

I would simply section her mane off in four or so (depending on how thick her mane is) sections and do very loose regular braids. Or a running braid, although I have found that no matter what, my running braids NEVER stay put when the horse is turned out. At all.

verona1016 07-28-2013 01:04 PM

I leave my horse's mane in a running braid pretty much all the time and haven't had any problems with it falling out, getting snagged, or anything like that. But, my horse's mane is REALLY long (like 2-1/2 feet) I cut it back to about 18" last winter and did notice it would start getting loose faster at that length.

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