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Show Ring Ready: Foolproof Jumper Braids

A guide to showing in the hunter, jumper and equitation rings

I really should learn to master the art of braiding horse tails so I can do it as a side job for some extra $$$!

I really should learn to master the art of braiding horse tails, that would be a awesome job to do like at a rodeo or something!

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Braided mane for western. Horses hair ain't really straight enough for this type braids though.

Double mane braid horse, for those extra thick manes! The running braid isn't…

Double mane braid horse, for those extra thick manes! The running braid isn't one that should be done the night before, because if you do it well enough where the braid is tight against the horse's neck she can't lower her head. <<< Wow, note taken

Mane pulling can be a hefty undertaking if not done regularly, so try to pull your horse’s mane frequently to keep the job a fairly easy one. Always pull after you’ve ridden or exercised your horse, as exercise helps to open his pores and makes it easier to pull the mane. Pull just a few hairs at a time, and if there is much work to be done on your horse’s mane then tackle it in sections over a period of a few days to make the job easier on both of you.

Simple lace braid on a horse's mane. A lace braid is like a french braid except hair is only added to the braid on one side.

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How to Do Button Braids on a Horse's Mane for Dressage

Button braids are a style of mane braiding that has become increasingly popular. Button braids may also be called rosette braids. If you braid your horse's mane correctly, your button braids will .

Cool info on braiding tails!

If you prefer a full tail, when it comes to show-time a top-notch tail plait…

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