The Perfect Tail Braid
For supplies, just as with mane braiding you will need a bucket, sponge, scissors, pull-through, 2-12' and one 3' length of matching yarn and a stepstool. Start with a clean and knot-free tail. Scrub the roots of the hair at the dock to get rid of excess grease and scurf, and use Show Sheen or a similar de-tangler on the bottom of the tail only. Depending on the horse's height, you will most likely need to stand on a stool to achieve a comfortable position at which to braid - ideally, with your arms low in front of you (similar to your hand position when riding). Professional braider Sierra Sneath suggests a trick-of-the-trade to protect tail hairs from breakage at the top of the dock. “I put small braids in the top of a lot of my tails. You want them to be small and braided so they angle toward…
Subscription Upgrade RequiredUpgrade your subscription now for full access or register to continue reading.
Subscribers: enter the email and password connected to your subscription.
First time logging in?
Not a subscriber yet?
Click here to see our print and digital subscription offers that include full access to all Horse-Canada.com articles.
Subscribe now and enjoy full access to Horse-Canada.com
Your All-Access Digital Subscription includes unlimited access to all Horse-Canada.com articles as well as a digital subscription to each issue of Horse Sport, Horse Canada, and Canadian Thoroughbred.
Get full access to Horse-Canada.com including all articles from Horse Sport, Horse Canada, Canadian Thoroughbred, and The Canadian Horse Annual.
Read the digital editions of Horse Sport, Horse Canada, Canadian Thoroughbred, and The Canadian Horse Annual.
copyright © horse-canada.com 2014