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How To Braid A Tail

A beautifully braided tail is a sight to behold, though in the same breath, if you can't do a decent braid then you're better off practicing until you can.

Braiding a tail isn't as hard as many people think. A few tips:

  • You need a tail with the right length hair to braid. Too short and it'll never look any good.
  • Dampen the hair first. The damper it is, the easier it is to get a nice neat braid.
  • Using some product to help with stickability makes a huge difference
  • It needs to be reasonably firm otherwise it won't look any good
  • Make sure you braid down far enough... you need to go right down to the end of the dock, or at most, just a couple of inches above the end of the dock. A short tail braid looks weird.
  • If your fingers aren't aching by about half way down the braid you're probably not doing it tight enough 😉
  • Practice practice practice!!!

Incase you're interested, the products that I use are

NTR Smooth Braids

NTR Sculpting Stick

or you can buy them together in a combo 

How To Plait A Mane

A beautifully plaited mane is a huge part of presenting your horse and a poorly plaited mane really impacts the overall look.

I always get people commenting on my plaits and a few friends have been asking me to do a video on how I do them for a while now, so I thought it was about time that I did.

Plaiting our horses for a show or competition is an enjoyable task for some, but for others it's the thing that nightmares can be made of. I have been plaiting horses for many many years (and my friends and dolls since I was a little girl) and I have been teaching people how to plait for over 10 years now too.

So check out my video on how I plait and sew in rosettes in a horses mane. Hopefully it helps you a bit and you pick up some tips to improve your plaiting or even give you the confidence to try it yourself.

Incase you're interested, the products that I use are

NTR Smooth Braids

NTR Sculpting Stick

or you can buy them together in a combo 

And the COMB is just the end of a human hair comb that I cut off 😉 You can get them from the supermarket, chemist, discount stores, hair and beauty stores etc.

How To Braid A Forelock

One of the most common things I hear when talking about plaiting and braiding is I can plait but I can't braid . Though if you can plait, you can braid... braiding it just a plait that you add hair to as you go.

Incase you're interested, the products that I use are

NTR Smooth Braids

NTR Sculpting Stick

or you can buy them together in a combo 

And the COMB is just the end of a human hair comb that I cut off 😉 You can get them from the supermarket, chemist, discount stores, hair and beauty stores etc.

Quarter Marks – the importance of the line

Once you know how to create quarter markers, the next thing is to decide which type of quarter markers suit your horse best.

Whilst the usual practice is to use checkers on show horses and bars on show hunters, there are many many factors that go in to deciding exactly what suits your horse.

However, no matter whether you choose large checkers or small, squares or rectangle checkers, how many hunter bars you do or whether you do it in a rectangle or triangle, there is ONE thing that can totally change the overall look of them on your horse.

This ONE thing is almost always overlooked and many people don't even know they need to consider it.

And that is THE LINE that you do them on. Do you follow the lie of the coat or do you do them so they're parallel to the ground?

In this video I show you exactly what I mean when I talk about THE LINE and how such a simple concept can totally change the look of the finished product.

Incase you're interested, the products that I use to create these sharks teeth are

HSE Hot Oil Coat Conditioner

NTR Super Sprayer

or you can get them in a combo and save Super Sprayer & Hot Oil Combo

Marker Brushes