Plaiting & Presentation
Fun and functional: plaiting bands and other accessories for horse hair
Plaiting or braiding a horse’s mane is a tradition that has been practiced for centuries. Originally, the practice was for keeping a horse’s hair neat and tidy, as well as preventing it from getting it excessively tangled. It’s also a lot of fun and can be a way of bonding.
Learning how to plait a horse’s mane with rubber bands is easy enough: a quick online search will help you to understand the technique, and practice will make perfect. Having the right equipment on hand will make the experience a lot more fun for you, and enjoyable for your horse too. Strong and flexible rubber bands are key, and when they’re from a renowned manufacturer, they will have been made to not tear or snag your horse’s mane or tail. We have plaiting bands for horses and tonal plaiting thread for horses in colours to suit your horse’s coat.
Which equipment do I need to plait my horse’s mane and tail
There are many pieces of equipment available here at Horseland that can help you create the perfect braid or plait in your horse’s mane and tail. Many of the items you’ll require are inexpensive but will make all the difference when you’re preparing for a dressage competition or simply grooming your horse.
Plastic plaiting needles will help to pull hair through the braid, ensuring a polished look and smart finish. You can also choose whether to use bands or plaiting thread for horses. Bands are much easier to use for beginners learning to braid, while plaiting with thread will deliver a more professional result. For a sleek finish, groomers can spray in a solution such as Pro Plaits, which has a light adhesive quality that smooths hair.
Many of the world’s best manufacturers have fine-tuned equipment for braiding horse hair. When you browse the extensive range of plaiting bands for horses, combs, dividing clips and plaiting and trimming scissors, you can expect to see brands you know and love, including:
- Champion Tails
Here at Horseland we have gift vouchers that start at $20 and can be increased to $1,000. If there’s a horse-lover in your life, this is the perfect present for them. They’ll be able to select items that will allow them to braid and style their horse or pony’s hair.
Shop online at Horseland today for free shipping
When your shopping cart totals $150 or more, you’re likely to qualify for free shipping. We’ll do our best to have your products dispatched from our Melbourne warehouse within 1-2 business days, and you can check estimated delivery times to metropolitan, regional and rural areas from the section of our website.
It’s rare, but sometimes items are damaged during transit or might be the wrong size. If you receive an item and suspect it was damaged in transit, contact us straight away via email or telephone. We’ll work with you to sort out the issue as soon as possible.