Last Updated on March 18, 2022 by Allison Price
1. BEFORE BRAIDING AND BRUSHING, WAASH YOUR HORSE’S MANE.
It is important to ensure that you have the right tools and information in order to make your life easier. Horse’s mane Before braiding, be sure to remove all dirt and debris. If you have any questions, please contact us. Your horse’s mane It looks more like an abandoned dust and debris graveyard. A beautiful mane We highly recommend washing it. Wash it thoroughly Your horse’s mane Allow it to dry completely before braiding or brushing.
3. BRAID ONLY SMALL PARTS AT A TIME
The neck of your horse is long. When your horse is able to sit down and eat or drink, the neck extends even further. You should only braid small sections of your mane at one time. This will allow you to not cause tension on your horse’s mane during the day.
Begin at the mane near your horse’s neck and start braiding sections of that are just a few inches long. You may find this a bit more difficult than usual. That’s okay! It’s worth the effort to braid in this manner. This will help protect the mane of your horse.
4. LOOSELY BRAID ALL 4 TO 5 CROSSES OF YOUR BRAID
Braiding the tail is similar to braiding your hair. You can cause irritation to your horse’s neck or mane roots if you make your mane braids tighter than you should. Imagine pulling and tugging on one section of your hair every day. You don’t want to make your horse suffer that!
You will need to maintain the braids in their place. These braids should not be too loose to cause irritation to your horse.
5. CLEAN AND TIGHTEN THE REST OF YOUR BROWN.
Once you have completed the 4 to 5 loose crosses, start braiding the remainder of each mane section neatly and tightly. You don’t have to be tight with your braids. However, you should ensure that they are clean and tight enough to hold the entire braid in place.
6. DON’T BE A LAZY BRAIDER!
It may seem pointless to you, but it isn’t! Keep your cool and keep going until the end Your horse’s mane . You should leave no more than 3-4 inches. Your horse’s mane Outside of the braid’s bottom. This will help to protect your ends. Your horse’s mane It’s completely worth it. We promise.
7. BLACK ELECTRICAL TAPES ARE SUFFICIENT FOR SECURITY OF YOUR BRAIDS
We recommend that you secure your braids with black electrical tape after you have braided the horse’s mane . The elastic and flexible electrical tape will give you a secure grip on your braid. This tape will not leave gunk on the horse’s hair. We discourage you from using any other tape on your horse’s hair.
We ask that you refrain from using thin rubber bands for prolonged periods of time. These bands are sometimes required for specific events and shows. However, if they are left in place too long, they can cause major damage to the mane of your horse. These little bands should not be used to trim the bottom 4 inches of the horse’s mane . We recommend that braids are left in place for 7-10 days, depending on what you use to secure the horse’s mane. You can leave braids in for longer if your horse’s mane looks good.
8. TUCK BRAIDS FOR HORSES whose MANE IS LONG
If Horses have a very long mane To reduce the amount of braids hanging down, we suggest tucking them up. This will make your braids safer while your horse is drinking, eating, and so on. These steps will help you to tuck your braids: 1. Make a single braid 2. Divide the braid’s top into two sections. This will create a small opening. 3. Continue to run the braid through the opening that you have just made until the braid measures approximately 6 inches long 4. If the length of your tucked braid is still more than 6 inches, you might want to pull the braid’s end through the small opening. 5. Secure the braided hair by securing it with black electrical tape.
9. DO NOT BRAID NEAR THE HORSE’S BUTERS
Important to remember that the section closest to your withers should be unbraided. This is the section that will receive the most tension during your horse’s activities. It’s vital to keep it free of tension. This section can be affected by loose braids or other hairstyles.
I’m Allison, born and raised in San Diego California, the earliest memory I have with horses was at my grandfather’s farm. I used to sit at the stable as a kid and hang out with my Papa while he was training the horses. When I was invited to watch a horse riding competition, I got so fascinated with riding!