Here are two instructional videos on how to plait horses manes European style. This style of braiding was developed and seen today predominately in the UK and Great Britain. We wouldn't recommend plaiting for show hunters, but plaiting can be used for dressage shows, at hunts, for eventing, showing jumpers and for breeding shows.
This video demonstrates how to plait using rubber bands and also with a needle and thread. It demonstrates how to do a forelock and remove braids. It is a great start to learn the basic technique, although we wouldn't recommend using the egg whites!! These are not clips from our instructional DVD "One for the Money", as we teach how to braid and prepare hunters, but we thought we would share these videos for all those who inquired about plaiting!
Here is another video on how to plait a horses tail:
We would also like to share a great website with you, for those who can't open the video or are interested in a great picture/text explanation on how to plait: How to Plait
For those interested in more video clips on how to braiding hunters, be sure to check out our instructional braiding DVD "One for the Money". Email TopKnotHorseBraids@gmail.com to order your copy for $35!