I would like to start keeping my grey mares long mane braided up, I perfer using little strips of electrical tape to secure the braids because it's a lot less damaging than rubber bands. I'm a little concerned that if some of the tape slips off while she's turned out she may accidentally eat it while grazing, but rubber bands fall off much easier. Maybe if I wrap it enough it won't slip off? I like her mane up to keep her neck cool under all of that hair. Let me know what you guys think.