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    Default How many braids?

    When you braid your horse up for a dressage show, how many braids (including forelock), do you normally get?
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    Around 8-10 button braids with elastics.

    (Same mare in a jumping ring : 30-33!)



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    My old TB, skimpy mane, I did 8. He did not have enough forelock to braid...
    WB mare, tons of mane, more like 12-13, and they are FAT braids.
    We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........



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    9, unless I'm running late then 5. New horse will probably take 12 because not only his the neck longer, but thinner, so needs smaller braids.

    As a braider, I averaged 10-14 braids with 6 and 33 being the extremes (done by request.) It depends on the thickness and length of the mane in addition to the thickness of the horse's neck.

    Ps my numbers don't include the forelock.



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    This is very helpful! Thanks.

    Do many people do 15 or more?
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    Forelock plus 6-8 depending on the horse.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RunningwaterWBs View Post
    This is very helpful! Thanks.

    Do many people do 15 or more?
    Why do you want to know that?

    Really, no one will care how much braids you do unless it isn't flattering to your horse's neck. And even then....



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    Hunter braids in the US have a LOT (i.e. 20+). Dressage usually less (12-15). I was always taught even for mares and odd for geldings as well (but then I always asked whether than included the forelock (LOL). And it depends upon the illusion you are going for as well.
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    Well, looking at Felix's mane even after the pull - it's going to take about 342 My understanding of the theory of button braids is you do as few or as many as you need to use up the mane in a way that looks pretty, and flatters the horse.


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    I usually end up with 13 braids.

    I hate, hate, hate thinning manes. I'd roach it off if I had the guts. Coach would kill me, though.



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    Never been a hunter, so I've never counted. I'm also not a lazy braider and do not have horses where fat braids are flattering.

    I just looked at some photos. I get 20-25 braids on my horses, and always get compliments from people watching the classes. It's different and flatters my horses necks. Go by that. Not by a set number or to fit in. Do what makes you happy and what makes your horse's neck look gorgeous.

    (BTW, I also still sew my braids. I like how much tidier they are and how long they stay the way I want. I only did rubber bands as a kid when learning how to braid.)
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    Totally depends on how thin, how much time I have, etc. I'd like to say I take into account my horse's neck/flattery, but "Ain't nobody got time for that"!

    I range from 8-14. For a 2 day show, I usually sew them in once and leave them all weekend. For a 3 day show, I use rubber bands and remove every night.
    From now on, ponyfixer, i'll include foot note references.



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    I do sewn in braids, and usually end up between 15-20 braids per horse, unless the client requests more or less for their horse.
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    I believe the last time I braided my guy, who has a THIN mane, I got 9 braids. I didn't even bother braiding his forelock, because he's worked so hard to get it to be respectable, I couldn't bear to mess with it.



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    The reason I ask is I'm working on developing a blingy braiding band product and my partner and I are debating how many bands per set. It seems like 15 would work for a basic set.
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    Oh. I would put 20 then.
    These things get lost easily!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RunningwaterWBs View Post
    The reason I ask is I'm working on developing a blingy braiding band product and my partner and I are debating how many bands per set. It seems like 15 would work for a basic set.
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