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  1. #1
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    Default The Double Braid :)

    Some of us were talking about this last month and the mare I do a double braid on is at the Region 6 Champs (showing PSG today if you are out there!), I braided her this morning. Some of you wanted to see the end result.

    Backstory-this mare has '80s hair band rock star hair, thick and wild. The owner *hates* having it pulled because it sticks straight up when not braided. When I met her she had cut it with scissors and I literally could not braid it without it looking like chunky nasty loaves of bread on her pretty neck

    So I started doing this--

    http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/a...psadfc721d.jpg

    From the side you can't see it is a double, only from the top and top/front--

    http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps42dbfaea.jpg

    Sorry, pics are not great, I was in a huge hurry this morning. Now, the owner and trainer are happy, she has a 7"-8" mane and I just split all that hair down the middle, wet it and braid both sides.
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    Very creative solution.

    I hope you get paid for two braid jobs.


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    Looks very neat.

    Horses with that kind of mane were summarily roached.
    We didn't think to do that.

    So, I don't pay that much attention, but was that not a horse in a barn you quit, or was that another one?



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    That looks really nice! I will have to try that on my Morgan. She has the thickest mane I've seen and I don't want to pull it.


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    The barn I no longer braid for was H/J I braid for H/J, USDF, AHA, APHA, AQHA, and USEA shows. This show is USDF Region 6 Champs, this fabulous mare is with Becca Parker-Black and she also trains with Mike Osinski, both of whom I adore.
    The Knotted Pony

    Proud and upstanding member of the Snort and Blow Clique.


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    Quote Originally Posted by twotrudoc View Post
    The barn I no longer braid for was H/J I braid for H/J, USDF, AHA, APHA, AQHA, and USEA shows. This show is USDF Region 6 Champs, this fabulous mare is with Becca Parker-Black and she also trains with Mike Osinski, both of whom I adore.
    I was not sure, was wondering if the one with the chopped off mane someone was now going to braid was that one, that you got back.

    It does look like a wonderful braiding job, not that I could ever braid that well, no way.



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    That looks amazing! Creative solution, well done.
    Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


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    Thanks! Are you up here, Calvin?


    You can get away with cutting for dressage buttons but not for hunter braids!
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    Lovely! We're showing PSG at champs this weekend too. I will keep my eye out for her, I'd love to see it in person!


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    Looks great! Thanks for sharing pics.


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    I knew a stallion that got double braids back in 1992. Works out great.


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    Thanks for the pictures! I had been wondering if I could do this with my Morgan.


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    That's a great solution and look!



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    Twotru--no, I'm strictly a hunter (soon to be jumpers...gulp!), but my friend Maggie Nicolino's horse is showing in there.
    Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!



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