Virtual Braiding Lessons

Virtual Braiding Lessons

Braiding a horse instructions

It is my pleasure to finally announce virtual braiding lessons!

As a member of my mailing list, you are invited to this ground-breaking opportunity to work with me online. In order to help you become a great braider, we have devised the most efficient system to optimize your learning curve.


Initially, you’ll submit a 10-15 minute video for my review. I’ll assess your skills, determine next steps and offer tips for achieving your goals. You’ll receive comments and instructions voiced over your video.

How to best create your video is detailed in the Getting Started section below.

Individualized Coaching

It is important to have a solid foundation with the finger form I advocate. This formula will allow you to consistently lay down beautiful braids quickly and comfortably. There is an optimal progression for building your braiding skills.

So, once you have been made progress with the suggestions put forth in the evaluation, you are welcome to purchase additional video lessons.

Those who have demonstrated a level of mastery will be personally invited to schedule live streamed online lessons.

Horse on the halter

Getting Started

Prepare for Lessons with Ruthann

  1. Study Ruthann’s braiding formula detailed in the Lucky Braids How-to DVD. Visualize the process, as you will want it to become second nature.
  2. Practice with video at home. Here’s how to braid along with the video.
  3. Focus on one part of process at a time. First master thumb placement and picking pieces up with leverage. It is must more effective to work on one part of the process at a time. Then, when you are consistently correct with that move or grip, move onto another.
Braiding a horse instructions

The setup

You'll need

Positioning your horse

Safety is paramount and I need to be able to see your hands. Here are some guidelines:

What to Shoot

Submitting Videos

Once you purchase and evaluation, we’ll send you an email explaining how to send it. The process will be simple.

Pricing- Introductory Offer

Click to view products and pricing!

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Ruthann Smith has spent a lifetime studying sound horsemanship- both as a groom for top international horses and as a renowned braider. Quietly twisting manes atop a ladder, she watched and learned in some of the best stables in the world.

As her passion for great grooming grew, Ruthann became focused on researching, collecting and sharing the best practices of the world’s keenest horsemen. Ultimately, Ruthann used her vast experience to develop exceptional equine grooming products to help raise the bar of horsemanship.

The knowledge she dispenses and the products Ruthann developed solve age-old grooming issues. Making quality horse care easier, they have received the highest honors in the equine industry*. Her Lucky Braids for Top Turnout coat care and braiding products are the best, most versatile, cost-effective and easiest solutions available on the market today.

Now Ruthann offers her LOVE, LOVE Guarantee. If not totally thrilled with a product she developed, Ruthann will refund you in full, regardless of where you purchased it.

It’s her life’s mission to empower horses by educating, motivating and equipping their people to be true horsemen. You can access Ruthann’s tips at: The Grooming Resource on, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and her Horsemanship Clinics.

*After testing 350 products, Lucky Braids All-In-One Horse Shampoo was named product of the year by Horse Journal, the “Consumer Reports” of the industry. They also named Lucky Braids Shampoo and Top Pick for greys and whites. Lucky Braids specialized braiding yarn also got stellar reviews.