Foolproof braids

Charm and her no-sew braids

We’re in costume for our Hawaii 5-0 music themed quadrille at last weekend’s horse show. Charm has enough mane for two horses plus part of a pony, so it’s been a challenge to find a faster yet indestructible method for show braids. I can now safely say that after a bit of practice the method I found a few weeks ago is indeed foolproof. The photo above was taken after two previous classes, one of which involved threading a feather boa through her mane and then pulling it out again. If you want to try it, here’s a link to the easy instructions.


About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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7 Responses to Foolproof braids

  1. anne leueen says:

    Stunning braids. Biasini does not have a thick enough mane for this. I love the idea of your Hawaii quadrille. Did you post video and I missed it?


    • Alli Farkas says:

      Actually these braids can be done on any thickness of mane. The “gotcha” is that the mane has to be really long. So I guess the choice is, put up with a long mane all year round to get some quick indestructible braids, or, have a neat tidy mane all year round but spend more time sewing the braids in.

      As for the quadrille video, I have it but you can’t hear the music well from where the camera was situated. Our team leader Kim has the clean music track but she took off for a vacation with her family right after the show. I‘ll get the music when she gets back and lay it onto the video, then y’all can enjoy it!

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      • anne leueen says:

        I look forward to the video. I guess I’ll stick to dressage braids but thanks for showing me this style.


        • Alli Farkas says:

          If you click back to the blog post right before this one, I just added some super cool drone video of one of our pas de deux rehearsals. You might like to take a gander at it while we wait for the quadrille video. Who knew horses looked like fish from 300 feet up?


  2. Nancy Powers says:

    Beautiful and functional!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. That is a beautiful image and an equally-(and artfully) braided mane!

    Liked by 1 person

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