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  • Braiding prices

    I have been out of the loop for a while and I was wondering what braiding prices are like right now?

  • #2
    This summer i paid 50$ for a mane an $35 for a tail. That was up in MA


    • #3
      $45 for mane; $30 for tail
      in NorCal in June


      • #4
        $40 - $50 for manes
        $30 - $40 for tails
        ~ Citizens for a Kinder, Gentler COTH...our mantra: Be nice. ~


        • #5
          I did 40$ hunter mane, 30$ jumper/dressage mane, 20$tails. I supplied thread but I didn't supply tape for dressage. This was for 'A' and 'B' shows


          • #6
            Just paid $40 for a mane and $35 for a tail. Pretty typical prices for this area (MI).
            ~*Friend of bar.ka*~


            • #7
              $45 mane, $35 tail.
              Originally posted by tidy rabbit
              Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.


              • #8
                $80 for mane and fake tail


                • #9
                  $60 mane and fake tail here too.
                  $80 mane and tail.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SSacky View Post
                    I did 40$ hunter mane, 30$ jumper/dressage mane, 20$tails. I supplied thread but I didn't supply tape for dressage. This was for 'A' and 'B' shows
                    What county?

                    I paid $50 this summer in oklahoma, texas and oregon for mane only.


                    • #11
                      Just paid $50 for a mane in east TN. Boy does that add up at multi-day shows. I think our braider charges $30 or $35 for a tail.
                      Go Vols!!


                      • #12
                        Most Braiders keep their prices the same at the bigger shows- usually 45 for mane 35 for tail is the most common as everyone has said- unfortuantely, if you can find it less expensive, your going to get what you pay for
                        I'm the most normal person I know


                        • #13
                          AA/A rated $45-$50 for mains, $35 for tails

                          Small local shows are a bit cheaper


                          • #14
                            up here in Ontario most braiders are 40 for a mane and only 25 for tail..... I'm thinking us Canadian braiders better up our fee's for next years show season
                            WillowBrook Stables
                            Hunters and Ponies


                            • #15
                              ^ I was thinking the same thing lol. I only charge $30 for a mane, but I also usually braid in barn or for friends. I've never had to do a tail because my coach does them herself, but I guess I better figure out a tail price because I think I'm doing some at Royal this year.


                              • #16
                                This is certainly an eye opener. I thought I was expensive at $30....
                                Riding the winds of change

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                                • #17
                                  $50 mane and $50 for tail. $30 to hang fake tail.
                                  "ronnie was the gifted one, victor was the brilliant intellect, and i [GM], well, i am the plodder."


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Rhyadawn View Post
                                    This is certainly an eye opener. I thought I was expensive at $30....
                                    me too! and I don't charge to put in a fake if I'm not braiding the tail.


                                    • #19
                                      I'm $40/mane, $20/tail. Western mass. The pros are $50, but since I work full time and braid on the side I don't have the same availability. That said, people are getting really informal around here - we had two A shows this summer (up here in Northampton - not counting finals and other stuff), and more than half weren't braided at all...


                                      • #20
                                        Mane braiding: $45
                                        Tail braiding: $25, $30 with a fake
                                        Here in NC
                                        Mitkowski Equine Services
                                        Love my Fjord Magni "Tigger" and my HanoxTb Frescoe "Wenny" --- My boys