Horse Grooming - How to Plait a Mane

Aug 10, 2016, 05:07 PM

Plaiting dates back to the early times when horses' manes were braided for two main reasons: to show distinguishable differences in the rankings of battlefield horses and to prevent strays of horse hair from from tangling in the soldiers' riding equipment or weaponry. Through the years, plaiting made its way to equine shows and competitions where it's done to achieve a neat and creative look among horses. Listen to this clip to learn the techniques in creating the perfect show plaits for your horse.