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  1. Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation
    Hi everyone, I hope you're doing well. I'm interested in starting my own braiding business to help pay back student loans and pay for riding lessons with one of the dressage show barns near me, but I have a few dilemmas: 1) I've never braided a horse before. I don't own a horse or know of...
  2. Horse Shows
    Hi, I just have a "quic" question! I was wondering what you spray your horses hair with to plait or braid it. I am new to showing so I have used the mane n tail detangler but I have never used any actual hair spray. In all the videos I have watched they say to use quic spray, it just seems soooo...
  3. Horse Grooming
    Hey guys! I love doing fancy new braids with my horses mane and tail!!! Im going to post some that ive done!! Hsve you done any cool braids? Post your pictures!:faceshot::faceshot:
  4. Horse Shows
    I'm hoping someone can help me locate some shows and maybe teach me how to find them on my own. You see, I don't show much. Or at all, really. However, one thing I do know how to do is BRAID! I can do hunter braids, rosette braids, tails, running braids, lattice braids, you name it. Recently I...
  5. Horse Grooming
    As a new half draft owner I am unsure of what to do for showing. After owning a half arab with a pretty thick but short mane for the past 3 years i always went with traditional button braids or rosette braids. With my new mare she has a long mane that goes down past her neck, which i love to...
  6. Horse Grooming
    Hello! I would like to know how do you plait your horses mane for dressage/show jumping competitions? (button braids) Do you use elastics or needle & thread? Why do you prefer one to another? I am not experienced in plaiting and I would like to start practicing. But I'm not sure which way...
  7. Horse Grooming
    I was out at the barn today re-braiding my horses mane, when I began to wonder what other people do to care for their horses mane and tails in the winter months! I keep my mares mane and tail braided throughout the winter and every couple of weeks (maybe a bit more often for her mane) I will...
  8. Horse Shows
    I figure this may be a common question, but I can't find it specifically asked. I am going to an open 4H show and I'm showing in western halter for the first time. My mare's mane isn't pulled. It'll be our first show together so I was going to braid her mane for our hunter classes. I was...
  9. Horse Grooming
    So my :twisted: mare :twisted: had a crazy mane until I had it pulled and cut. It stayed on one side for a while but now part of it is starting to stick straight up and flop onto the other side. I brush it almost every day which helps a lot to keep it on one side but every time i stable braid it...
  10. Horse Grooming
    Hello, I'm interested in you guys' opinions on roaching or hogging a mane. The process of shaving it all off, you know? I'm an eventer, and I'm not really a fan of having a dozen or more braids in a horses mane for shows. I don't really want to pay for a groom to do this, and I just plain...
  11. Horse Grooming
    Ok, so it's a little bit of a long story. My horse's winter blanket has a neck piece attachement that I use. A couple weeks ago I decided I wanted to let my horses mane grow out and get nice and long. I noticed that her mane would get very messy under the neck piece so to help it along I...
  12. Horse Grooming
    Hi, I was just wondering what everyone's favourite kind of braids are. I'm looking for some unique one's to try on my horse :-)
  13. Horse Grooming
    My AQHA gelding has the thickest black mane, with considerable length! It is absolutely gorgeous but I would love to keep it tidier as he always seems to play in the burrs! Also, since it is black, on the hotter days it causes the poor guy to sweat pretty badly beneath it. I have been told to...
  14. Horse Grooming
    My name is Hannah and I am offering braiding services, both mane and tail in and around the Cincinnati area. If anyone is showing in the Cincinnati area and is in need of a braider, or knows of anyone in need, please reach out to me! I can provide examples and pricing upon request. Feel free to...
  15. Horse Grooming
    I'm planning on competing in my first combined training event in a few weeks and I need to braid for the dressage portion. Problem is I'm TERRIBLE at braiding (no amount of practice is helping) and my horse has the patience of a 3 year old child :evil:! I saw an older post about the Braideez...
  16. Horse Showmanship
    I am showing in the (Cecil, in Maryland) County Fair in the 4-H horse and pony show. I read the handbook for 4-H showing for Maryland and it says that braiding is not required, and only recommended for seniors (I am an intermediate), and only in the showmanship classes. But the parent of my...
  17. Horse Grooming
    Do you braid your horse's mane before a show? I've heard controversy over the topic. I have never braided my horse's mane for shows, but some of my fellow riders do constantly.
  18. Horse Grooming
    I don't know if this has been done yet so bare with me. Every time leaving for a horse show you always end up spending a tidy sum to get a horse braided. Unfortunately for the most of us we just can't accomplish the show ring worthy braid. The only way to get that good is with practice...
  19. Horse Grooming
    Okay so the downside of having my horse off for a month (due to abscess, I'll show you pics if you want cause its KNARLEY!) is I can't ride. Poo. HOWEVER! Just because I can't get her riding trained for showing doesn't mean I can't practice grooming type stuffs! So I have decided that I am going...
  20. Horse Grooming
    This year I am showing a new horse, owned by my grandmother, in 4h (english and western performance); he has a very long mane and I am not allowed to cut it, nor do I want to. I do not want to leave it loose during the show because its curls make it look scraggly, my problem is that my running...
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