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Mocha26 11-15-2010 07:21 PM

Manes & tails for english
 
I show western so most of the time so her mane is banded & she has a fake tail in.
But for days when I just show English, I never know what to do,
Everyone does different things,
Whats you guys' thoughts on it? (:
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BarnBratt 11-17-2010 06:22 PM

First of all, what are you showing in? I'm think Hunt seat, than you should do hunter braids. A great book for both English and Western braiding is called Braiding Manes and Tails

Mocha26 11-17-2010 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by BarnBratt (Post 819877)
First of all, what are you showing in? I'm think Hunt seat, than you should do hunter braids. A great book for both English and Western braiding is called Braiding Manes and Tails

Sorry I shouldn't said lol
Uhmm I show English pleasure & equitation
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BearleySmokin 11-17-2010 07:07 PM

You should make a french braid in your horse's tail for english and keep the fake tail in to give it a fuller look. As for the mane, I'm not really sure what they're called, but they're rolled up braids that kind of look like miniature buns. Maybe google it! :)

Mocha26 11-17-2010 07:09 PM

Thanks! Will do! (:
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equiniphile 11-17-2010 07:12 PM

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I always French braid the tail for English like this. Then for small/fun shows I band the mane the night before so it stays flat and then leave the mane down during the show (I keep my English horses' manes at 4 inches or so for shows). When I do some bigger shows I'll end up doing hunter braids, though. It makes the horse look a lot more professional. If you have a mane you don't want to cut, a running braid is always gorgeous but I still can't make it short all the way down the neckline; mine end up going downwards. It takes practice but it looks really neat.

Mocha26 11-17-2010 08:08 PM

Yeah I normally just band it cause never know what I should do lol but I'll probably start braiding it & the tail!
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Cheyennes mom 11-17-2010 08:14 PM

well for my first horse show I did a running braid and it looked kinda cool! I'll post pics in a minute! And the tail I just braided it like equiniphile did.

ShutUpJoe 11-17-2010 10:25 PM

I like the way running braids look, like the one on Arabella in my avatar. This one is sloppier...
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...s/100_7009.jpg

Cheyennes mom 11-18-2010 06:08 PM

http://www.horseforum.com/horses/pho...6d9eb_full.jpg
that one's the front of her running braid and the little bobble thing on her forlock.
http://www.horseforum.com/horses/pho...855de_full.jpg
And there's a pic as well, sorry we're kinda far away, I didn't have many good pics.


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