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  1. 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...
  2. Horse Grooming
    I am starting to show my boy and I don't know whether to cut or pull his mane. I'm a bit wary about pulling it as it is rather thin, and I don't want it to become horribly wispy. I tried braiding it the other day for a comp and it was an absolute disaster, so what should I do? Pros and cons of...
  3. Horse Shows
    Hi, Im wanting to take Alli to some shows this spring/summer and I want to start off with some in hand shows but i dont know how to present her and google wasn't very helpful :-| Do i have to plait her mane and tail or pull her tail and have a free mane? Does she need a proper in hand bridle and...
  4. Horse Grooming
    I've got pony club ribbon days coming up in which i have to plait up my horse. It will be my first time doing it by myself. I'm going to use elastic bands because its easier. I've been looking it up on youtube and have been rolling them up into button braids, but the end always sticks out. Can...
  5. Horse Grooming
    Well i have a 23 yr old tb mare, who's mane is half way down her neck from half way up her neck to her poll. But.... Between her withers and half way up her neck there is practically NOTHING. and it looks horrible!!! It wasn't too bad at the start of winter, but we are coming to the end now...
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