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brookelovesparelli 05-24-2009 08:27 PM

Different braids...
I really think it would be fun to be a horse groom, after school for a year of so, & during school holidays, weekends etc. So what different braids are their for mane & tails?? I know how to do the normal, tail braid. But what are some different mane braids & how do you do them. Please include pics :)

StormyBlues 05-24-2009 10:02 PM

Well there the Hunter braid and the Eventing/Dressage braid, both of which I show here
and then there is the Running braid, french braid, or plait.
Which is just a french braid on the mane, a long mane.
Then there is the basket weave. How to braid a horses mane into a basket weave |
How to Braid a Horse's Mane in the Basketweave Pattern - wikiHow Have fun, being a groom is alot more than braiding though!

brookelovesparelli 05-25-2009 12:28 AM

thankyou, i can't see the links or video as im at school & practically everything is blocked, but when i get home i'll have a look thankyou again :)

jacksmom 05-25-2009 02:12 AM

i do a running braids for shows, well someone else does them for me now but i am working on them xD

Exhibitor Labs : French Braiding The Long Mane

makin tracks 05-25-2009 06:14 AM

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I used to do what I called a 'diamond braid' on my son's pony. You need a longish mane to do it. I don't have a decent picture to show you what I mean though.

I divided the mane with bands just as you would for an ordinary braid, so you end up with a whole heap of little pony tails.
Then I would split the first and second ponytail and join the two halves together and repeat for all the other ponytails.
Then, for the next 'row' I would repeat the process.
You end up with rows of diamond shapes.
It can look very effective.

This is the only photo I can find of it, not sure if it shows the plait good enough, but may give you a bit of an idea.

brookelovesparelli 05-25-2009 06:11 PM

Thanks guys, now all i need to do is practice, practice, practice :D thanks

IrishCailin 05-25-2009 09:06 PM

well lets see....

theirs hunter braids


mane knots

french braided mane

french braided tail

forelock braid

That's all i can find for now. . . . hope i helped. :D

IrishCailin 05-25-2009 09:47 PM

here is a good website

Top Knot Horse Braiding

brookelovesparelli 05-25-2009 10:13 PM

thanks everyone they look lovely but very hard lol hope i'll be right ;)

StormyBlues 05-25-2009 10:23 PM

just practice lots!

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