Plaits aren’t just for ponies with short manes, and there are loads of great ways to style flowing locks! You can use them to make your fave pony look super-smart for shows or keep his mane neat and tidy for hacking or jumping.
A running plait is super-easy, but looks impressive. If you want the plait to run high along your pony’s crest, keep the mane firm and straight as you plait. Your other option is to let the plait drop down gently so it follows the line of his neck.
- Take a small section of hair from the top of his mane and divide it into two. Cross the right section over the left.
- Now take a third section of mane from the left and cross it over into the middle. Continue plaiting along the mane, each time taking in another lock of hair.
- When you’ve run out of mane to bring in, plait to the end of the hair and secure with a band. To make it look super-neat, fold the end under and wrap another band around it.
Top tip Use a running plait to help keep your pony’s neck cool on hot summer days.
For more creative ways to style your pony’s mane, pick up a copy of July PONY, on sale 5 June.