Braiding the Draft Horse Mane

Decorating the Draft Horse Mane for show.


21 Responses to Braiding the Draft Horse Mane

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am going to a schooling show and it doesnt require braiding but since its near sptember 11th I want to do a red white and blue ribbon of this on my horse. I am not sure if it will work because he has a pulled mane…I think that would be really cute

  2. Anonymous says:

    Any possibility of making a new one with better focus?

  3. Anonymous says:

    What happens after the braiding ? How do you complete the look ?

  4. Anonymous says:

    wow thats pretty but how did you start it and what kind of ribbon is it and caan you do that on a quarter horse

  5. Anonymous says:

    this is great! i see you’re doing it on a mini, how long would the mane roll have to be for a mini?

  6. Anonymous says:

    thanks so much. 

  7. Anonymous says:

    yeah, that helps a lot, I’m gonna try it out when I can get my hands on a mane roll.

  8. Anonymous says:

    It is not hard to roll in the entire mane. You would probably want to thin it first and have it about the same length down the mane if you rolled the entire mane in. I know typically the Friesian breed the manes are usually left as long as possible so you may not want to thin and shorten it so you would probably want to roll it the way that is demonstrated in the video with leaving part of the mane hanging. Hope that helps.

  9. Anonymous says:

    We use a dematting comb to thin and shorten the manes on our horses. Their manes are probably 6-7 inches long after I have pulled them.

  10. Anonymous says:

    wow, I really want to try this on my friesian. don’t know which colors I’d want though, I don’t really like red and white.
    is it hard to do it with the entire mane, will it get thicker and thicker the further down you go if you use all of it? anyone know?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Excelent tutorial. I think I’ll make some practice ribbons and try it out as soon as my girly’s mane is long enough. Any tips on mane care/prep (she has a very thick ‘double’ mane that has been roached off every year for most of her life)

    the people who are having trouble seeing need to just turn the brighness on their screens up. Mine is already up becuse I use my computer for photo editing and drawing.

  12. Anonymous says:

    how do you do the second option? if you have time could do pretty please do a tutorial if it’s not too much trouble. I am desperately looking for options for my belgian before someone roaches it off on me. :(

  13. Anonymous says:

    I like how the show drafts have ribbions in their manes. Kinda cool.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I hate to sound difficult, but this video is so pixelated that I cannot watch it. Is there a better copy somewhere else?

  15. Anonymous says:

    one other ? how did you put the strands of hair into the mane?

  16. Anonymous says:

    is this the 4 piece braid? somoeone said that you need to use 2 strands of string and 2 strands of hair.  I dont quite understand/ cant see what you are doing so i cant tell if you are using 3 or 4 strands

  17. Anonymous says:

    Nice. Mane braiding and putting the tail into a bun are the last things I need to learn. The Clyde farms I help with always seem to be running late the morning of a show and I haven’t had time to really learn how to do it. Got the harnesses and lines down… guess I could practice in the barn during the week… but don’t always have time if we are driving them that day… or if there are repairs needed from the previous show… lol!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Excellent instructional video – thank you! I will use it!

  19. Anonymous says:

    I use Polyester Stretch fabric for a draft horse they are usually 10 Feet Long and 1 1/2″ Wide. I have rolled the mane both ways. You can leave hair or you can clean up the neck to make it look longer by rolling all of the hair into the mane roll. I have noticed that a lot of Canadians roll all of the mane.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Do you use the full mane? or just a a part of it? so there’s still hair hanging down?

    I drive a pair of ponies that I want to do this to. What’s the fabric?

  21. Anonymous says:

    egg whites work perfect, dry’s nice and shiney