JOIN US on April 27 in Brookline, NH to learn grooming and braiding secrets of top pros in this live horse all-day demo. A limited number of attendees will braid on-on-one with Ruthann Smith of Lucky Braids for Top Turnout.
The visual rhythm of uniform braids comes from a physical rhythm. So, normally I do one stage of the process at a time. That is: braid the mane down, pull it all up, finesse the bottomline then tie- lock ’em down. Doing one stage at a time lets you get a good rhythm and feel. Plus, it is easier to get the bottomline perfectly straight, which is the most important part of the braid job.
We call this the PAINTED-ON LOOK. People talk about numbers of braids. A great braider knows what's REALLY important is that the:
This is a topnotch braid job by Jeff Claxton, is yet another way Amanda Steege distinguishes herself and Ashmeadow Farm for *EXCELLENCE IN HORSEMANSHIP.* Consider this another Top Turnout Salute!
If you want to braid like this, lots of tips are posted in the Grooming Resource of this site. It also teaches you how to clean your horse properly. Get the formula down and your manes can look like this every time. I suspect this took about 35 minutes. Here's how to be your best braider.
*This grey is SHINING IN THE DARK for Lucky Braids All-In-One Shampoo.
“Horsewomen are always several notches above riders....”
– Judy Richter
Photo credit and THANKS to: Linda Umla. — with Norfield Stables LLC at the New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day