Yarn Properties

Yarn Properties



To craft a perfectly straight bottomline to the braids, you need a yarn that is at once strong, stretches and holds its shape when wet. It is a real bummer to braid the whole mane down, only to have yarn pull apart when you try to tie up braids.

Most yarn is made for knitting/how it comes together, not how hard you can pull on it. Stretching allows the yarn to get thin and embed itself in the grain of the braid. It also lets you finely tune the bottomline. Plus, smaller knots means braids can sit flush to the neck.

If the yarn loosens when the horse sweats or gets a bath, there is no hope for maintaining a clean bottomline throughout the day’s activities. So, you need to choose your Braiding Yarn carefully. That’s why I developed one. With Lucky Braids’ you need not worry.

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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 LuckyBraids.com, 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.