Plaiting your horse’s mane takes practice, but follow our tips to help improve the look of your horse’s plaits.

Q: When I plait my mare’s mane there are always wispy hairs sticking up around them – how can I make them look neater?

A: Wispy hairs can make the plait you’ve spent ages perfecting look messy.

To avoid this, use a plaiting spray on your horse’s mane before you start to plait up. Divide the mane into sections and squirt the spray directly on these.

The spray will hold all the hairs together and prevent wispy bits from poking through, as well as giving you extra grip when plaiting up.

Supreme Product’s Easy Plait is great for this, as is Nettex Plaiting Spra and Equimims Plaiting Liquid.