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Thelma 08-13-2009 10:11 AM

What to do with short/ long mane and tail??
Hey im in little trouble!!

im Stallion Conni is with so long hair so wen he lie down his mane and tail get so drity!! i really need to put it up for the night and wen riding it goes all into his eyes! anyone having ideas to put it up on a cool way, i have seen how dressage horses manes are and i really like to know how its done!!

any ideas for short hair too!!"??

NoniPony 08-13-2009 11:54 AM

You and I have the same problem. Lol when I go to ride Noni, his mane is everywhere! So my friend will help me put it into a french braid all down his neck. It keeps him cool and his mane out if my fingers. For his tail you could always braid it and put it into a tailbag or something to keep it from getting dirty.

StormyBlues 08-13-2009 01:20 PM

A running braid isn't good for anythig except riding because when the horse moves it's neck down, it pulls the whole braid out. A tail bag will be your saviour! You can always put it is alot of small braids, like African Americans do with their hair.

Thelma 08-13-2009 06:51 PM

Thanks guys, it helps but have anyone got an idea what to do with the hair and how to do it then, its my biggest trouble!! my brain is totaly full of no ideas!!

Thelma 08-14-2009 08:16 AM

Oh hey a got a brave website with Braidings, i where looking for, its top knot horse braids and you can just google "horse Braiding"!!! tell my if you know more Please :D

SaddleUp158 08-14-2009 09:58 AM

I am assuming you mean the little button braids, or as some people call the bump braiding. Little braids braided into little bumps all the way down the neck. Yes, it is beautiful, but totally impractical for daily riding. You do not want to leave these in all the time and they take forever to braid. If I were you and you wanted to braid the mane for riding just put in a running braid. If you want braids that you can leave in, braid the mane in pasture braids, loose braids that you leave in for a few days to a week. Now for showing the button braids are wonderful.

Thelma 08-14-2009 11:22 AM

Wow thanks that was what i where thinking of, it take so much time making it in the mane, all the day. but what braids to do then, something that is beautiful but doesn't take all the time! im thinking of, couse he have all this mane, i could switch it like half mane on the right side and half on the left and then tight it up, what do you think?? i need to take picture of it this week, just need to show it to ya!!

SaddleUp158 08-16-2009 12:55 AM

Whatever you decide to do, I would not do it tight, at least to begin with unless they are individual braids. A lot of horses don't care for a tight french braid right off the bat. Think about putting one in your own hair and your mom does it so tight your eyes are squinting. lol, no fun. Get him use to a french or whatever type of braid and you can slowly get tighter. The tighter the braid, the less he will be able to use his neck with complete freedom.

APHA MOMMA 08-16-2009 02:01 AM

If you go onto and click in the search area and type in mane braiding or horse braiding or anything along those lines, there is alot of helpful videos that show beautiful braiding. :)

Thelma 08-17-2009 12:09 PM

thanks, great people all of you i think i have got all this great things in my mind, now next wen i go on horseback.!!

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