If you’re planning on taking your horse to a present, competitors or looking occasion then it’s essential know how one can plait their mane, as for a lot of reveals it is a requirement and makes the horse look good and effectively turned out. Firstly make sure that the mane is clear and free from mud, grime and dirt. It might be vital to clean the mane beforehand, though wherever attainable attempt to do that a few days earlier than, because the pure grease within the mane will assist hold the plaits in place. The place attainable pull the horse’s mane to make it the identical size as this can assist hold the plaits even and balanced. Ensure the complete mane is mendacity on one facet. It’s conventional to plait and hold the mane on the horse’s off facet. Dampen the mane down barely with a water brush or sponge, after which divide into an uneven variety of equally spaced sections. It’s best to find yourself with a fair variety of plaits together with the forelock. If you’re displaying your horse, it’s attainable to offer the impression of added topline by making the plaits on the crest of the neck thicker, though this needs to be finished fastidiously so they give the impression of being neat. As soon as divided into sections safe with elastic bands to maintain them out of your means. Then taking one part at a time, take away the elastic band and divide into an extra three sections and plait these collectively securing it with an elastic band on the finish. Do that in flip to all of the sections. Then you will want a blunt needle and thread. You will want roughly 1m of thread for every plait. Thread the needle and double the tread again making a knot on the finish of the 2. Push the needle by way of the tip of the plait simply above the elastic band and wrap it spherical tucking the unfastened hair again on itself and wrapping the tread spherical to safe it. Then take the needle by way of the foundation of the plait from beneath, which can fold the plait in half. Wrap the thread spherical and again up from beneath on each side, this won’t solely make the plait safe however will encourage the spherical form desired. Fold the plait in half once more and repeat the method arising from beneath and wrapping the tread spherical either side to return to the beneath. To safe the plait simply sew up and down a few occasions by way of the plait after which lower the remaining thread from the needle. End off by plaiting the forelock.