Dressage Braids

Global Horse Culture Archive on January 22, 2008, 18:54

This is the traditional method of braiding the horse's mane for dressage competitions (pretty much the same for hunters, some driving competitions and other English shows where braiding is preferred). The video quickly shows the technique and final result. In riding styles where the mane is braided this way, the mane is kept short and even by plucking and trimming. Long manes or loose manes are considered messy and unprofessional in these events.

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