Aaaargggghhhh Plaiting nightmare

Thyme & Me

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Thyme's first show tomorrow. And my first attempt at plaiting her up......
She was tossing her head, I'm rubbish at it anyway, plaits were lumpy and awful and I kept scattering plaiting bands everywhere :banghead:. Have given up while Thyme and I were still speaking to each other. So Thyme will be pretending she is a Mountain & Moorland Pony :mstickle:
 

newforest

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My first ever show class we were unplaited but pulled. I did it for fun to see how the horse behaved initially. Ok so we were placed very low down as it was a tack and turnout class, but it was the first class of the day and our first show.
I have since learnt how to plait with needle and thread and it is easier .
 
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Wiz201

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I plait the driving ponies forelocks and I always have to have someone holding the head still. Its quite a fiddly job otherwise. I can do a mane if the horse is not moving too much i.e. got a haynet in front of it.
 

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Secure with a band at the end of the long plait, then always sew it up, Makes for a much neater job
 
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