Braiding Manes and Tails: A Visual Guide to 30 Basic Braids
Give your horse a gorgeous look! Charni Lewis provides step-by-step instructions for 30 mane and tail braids for both casual outings and specialized events of all riding styles. Full-color photographs and detailed illustrations bring every twist and turn to life, while also clearly demonstrating proper hand positioning. Get inspired and experiment with a Scalloped mane braid or a Four-Strand Weave for the tail. Not only will your horse look great, the time you spend braiding will help develop that special bond between you and your horse.
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American Saddlebred bottle or sponge bottom braiding square knot colors Comb Rubber band Continue braiding crest cross dampened described on pages detangle draft horse Dutch braid ends of yarn finished with yarn FORELOCK BUN FOUR-STRAND French braid French forelock braid French-Braided Tail hair clip Hair Gel halter hang hold horse’s mane horse’s neck inches 5 cm length of yarn Long Manes longest hairs loose end Mane and Forelock mane and tail MANE BANDING mane braid Mane Loops mane roll middle section piece of hair piece of yarn portion of mane Prep Pulling comb Push the pull Push the pull-through right section rolled braid seam ripper section of hair section of mane shoelace simple forelock braid sponge Comb strand braid strands of hair string Pull-through Scissors tail hairs tailbone Tennessee Walking Horse three-strand braid tightly Tip for Success Western pleasure wrap yarn as described yarn or string