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Posted 7/7/2014 6:33:34 AM


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I'm going to be showing Baylee in English equitation soon. It is just a tiny schooling show but I still would like to braid her mane and tail. What braids should I do?

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Posted 7/7/2014 8:18:23 AM


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How long is her mane? If it's longer than seven or eight inches you can do a tight running braid and then just button braid the forelock. If her mane is shorter it can go in small button braids since it's a schooling show.
Dont braid the tail, honestly. If you braid the tail it needs to be super nice, and if it's super nice you're braids need to be hunter braids soooo

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Posted 7/7/2014 8:51:30 AM


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Ok I won't braid the tail. I don't think it's sort enough to put in button braids. Her is a pic for reference

(Don't mine the bands. We were taming her mane to one side)

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Posted 7/7/2014 9:14:17 AM


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Definitely a tight running braid. They're not hard to, but keeping it tight takes a bit of practice.

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Posted 7/7/2014 9:27:33 AM


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A tight running braid will still angle down right? Or is that just because I am doing it wrong?

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Posted 7/7/2014 9:55:02 AM


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It should look like this, more or less. Trust me, it's hard to get it right so you'll have to practice a lot.

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Posted 7/7/2014 10:10:26 AM


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Oh ok. Yes I definitely need practice XD here is my failed attempt


If I can't get it right I may just leave it down. After all, it is just a schooling show for students

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Posted 7/7/2014 10:12:03 AM


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Haha dont worry I can't do nice running braids either. My trainer does them for me xD

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Pull it tight as hell as you braid, I promise after a few tries it will be right up on her neck ;)
I'll try and post pictures later, I did it on red a few months ago

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Posted 7/9/2014 11:59:18 AM


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For a schooling show its totally fine not to braid. If you plan on riding her mostly english you should consider pulling her mane. Then it will be easier to do button braids.

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I would do either a running braid or a button braid if her mane is shorter. It's also really pretty if you do a running braid but looser just for fun when you're hangin out at the barn!

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Posted 7/22/2014 11:08:47 AM


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I actually went ahead and left it loose because I decided to do western. Thanks everyone for your help though :)

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Posted 8/3/2014 9:44:55 AM
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I would pass on braiding for this show and keep practicing your braids for when you enter more advanced shows. That way, you'll have them nailed and they will look great!

Also, if your schooling show is anything like the ones at my barn, I often look overdressed because I show up in a show coat and show shirt.... I could only imagine what braids on a horse would look like next to all of the students in colorful polo shirts and dirty half chaps :')

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Posted 8/3/2014 9:47:31 AM
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Oh oops your last post didn't load in time on my phone lol. But I still stand by what I said

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[quote]bayleepalomino (7/7/2014)
Oh ok. Yes I definitely need practice XD here is my failed attempt


If I can't get it right I may just leave it down. After all, it is just a schooling show for students[/quote]

That is actually really pretty!!!!

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