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The Perfect Braid Job

If you are willing to put in the time, braiding your own horse is an excellent way to save money and you will have a great sense of accomplishment when your horse is turned out to perfection. For your braiding job you will need: sharp scissors, a rug hook, a plastic mane comb, a tall stool, a metal mane-pulling comb, a brush and bucket for wetting the mane, and mane-matching yarn (when in doubt, go a shade darker.) 1. Start with a well-prepared mane, ideally 5' if thin and 6' if thick. The mane should be tapered at the bottom, as it helps it hold the knots well. Avoid cutting the mane, as it becomes blunt and will not braid as tightly. The best option for tapering manes is to use a large body clipper blade to tease and cut the length. Done well, the line is clean and natural.…

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