Dressage rider, Hannah Biggs, demonstrates how to correctly braid a Spanish stallion’s mane for competition. However, she points out that on a daily basis she just divides Torri’s mane into long plaits to keep it out of the reins. Hannah has instructions from his owners not to trim or pull his mane at all, so Torri is shown here in all his glory. It takes a strong pair of hands to get this lot under control but the end result is a work of art! This may not be completely correct for other native breeds but Hannah explains it’s acceptable for dressage.



  1. Anonymous says:

    Since you use the term sexist about God you might be a secret antichrist, but for the sake of others here, I can answer you. Man and woman are made different. A man should not have his hair as long as a woman but not either too short (in the times of Jesus the men of Israel in general had their hair long down to the shoulders), and men are to wear whole beard, nicely groomed, not too long and not too short (Lev.19:27). Horse’s mane does not grow all the time, so there is no reason to groom mane.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t that kind of sexist? Saying that guys are allowed to hack their hair off but girls need it as a covering?

  3. Anonymous says:

    The vast majority of horse riders are allowed to pull/ trim the mane of the horses they ride. Clearly the rider here (Hannah) was told not to by the owners. Thus the horse has a beautiful, full, natural looking mane that easily gets tangled up in the reins. It makes complete sense to braid it! Also, I doubt God cares about the methods we use to tidy the filamentous biomaterial that insists on sprouting from our scalp and our horse’s crests.

  4. Anonymous says:

    So beatiful horse yoy have:D

  5. Anonymous says:

    To braid mane takes away the natural beauty and function of mane, so in my Christian view to braid mane is sin and vanity. Actually, to me any competitive sport that deforms or hurts humans or animals is sin and vanity. I believe that humans are maid by God not for competition but for worship, for to enjoy the nature as it is, enjoy family life and cooperate in making nice art, nice music and nice dance. My channel’s playlist “Art, music and dance” might give you some ideas about what I mean.

  6. Anonymous says:

    sorry for replying to a 2 year old comment… but no one could care less and this is just stupid how will you make your horse go to competitions then? They must look neat for it..

  7. Anonymous says:

    You use dirty expressions to insult me, but I leave the judgement to God.
    Beneath the video it is written that the video is about braiding mane for competition and not about keeping the mane out of the way.
    Since the vast majority of horse-riders in the world do not braid mane, it shows that the argument: “Must braid mane to keep it out of the way” is a false justification to cover VANITY.
    A little girl can not braid a mane unless she first from the VANITY of grown-ups learns how to braid mane.

  8. Anonymous says:

    sure. :)

  9. Anonymous says:

    if it is to tight then yes but normal lose braids dont bother them

  10. Anonymous says:

    it clearly states in the video she was just putting it up so it didnt get in the way when she rode. what if a little girl where braiding her horses mane and putting pink bows in it. would it be vain then. Asswipes like you make me wanna spit :(

  11. Anonymous says:

    woah gettin carried away people
    gorgeous horse and mane

  12. Anonymous says:

    Very nice, but it is said that when you plait a horses hair and he or she runs or something it bangs on their neck and that annoys them.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Well done Hanna !!!..spanish dressage rider

  14. Anonymous says:

    some people just shouldn’t have access to social websites. horrible.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    ohh myyy gawd! can you please clam down i just had a little comment that meant nothing towards you it was to all the people who were talking about it besides saying “Waht a comment” is really bitchy!

  17. Anonymous says:

    1Cor.11:15 says that woman’s hair is a covering, and God’s love is not unconditional. Initially God’s love is only an offer that says: I will love you eternally if you believe and obey my Word in every detail no matter what suffering your faith and obedience brings you, but to obey 1Cor.11:15 you do not even want to suffer a bit of higher temperature and some wind blows. As for arguing, it is my Christian duty to confess Jesus and not to be ashamed of God’s word, so to some extent I do converse.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know what it’s like in America, but most of the australian stockmen actually shave their horses manes, because the hair gets caught in the reins.
    Anyway, you apparently have no idea what’s going on here. A braided mane in dressage competitions is necessary, because the judge needs to see the neck. If the mane is not braided, you can get disqualified.

    Anyway, guys like you are the reason I don’t believe in God.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Concerning human hair, the Word of God in the Bible is not possible to twist. 1Cor.11:15 says that woman’s hair was given her as a covering. This means that a woman’s hair, if strait, should be long down to the middle of her back at least. She should let her long hair naturally cover her cheeks, neck and breasts (if necessary even her face) and should while working in public rather modestly choose to be hair-covered than make a ponytail, or she can have her hair cut short across her forehead.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I never said in any of my comments here that to keep your hair out of your face is sin, so I do not know what you are talking about. In my reply here to ShansieSherazi I clearly stated that it is NOT a sin to temporarily make a ponytail or simple plaits.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I dont even know where to begin on the stupidity of your comment! Are you out of your mind?  An actual SIN to keep your hair out of your face?? I bet you’re one of those people who has a gigantic BUSH of hair and is completely IGNORANT on how horrible it looks. You’re twisting bible’s verses into your own words. It says ELABORATE hairstyles. Ponytails and braids are not elaborate! COMMON SENSE PLEASE!

  22. Anonymous says:

    As for judging, only God can absolutely condemn someone, but to make a judgement about whether something is sin, is not a sin but a Christian’s duty. To temporarily make a ponytail or simple plaits and have a simple harmonious haircut is not a sin, but any other hairstyle deforms human hair against 1Tim.2:9 and 1Pet.3:3, and likewise it is sin to deform horse’s mane. Cowboys who ride all day long have no problems with horse’s natural form, so you are just dishonestly trying to justify yourself.

  23. Anonymous says:

    just cause it isnt very safe but as long as your horse is ok with it then that is fine :)