Plaiting Up, 8 Top Accessories for the Year Ahead
Hell ye! (are we allowed to publish that …) the show season is about to start! So, for those of us who choose to hibernate our way through winter months, well in show outing terms anyway, it may be time to throw out the old and make way for the new so you and your horse are ready for the season ahead.
If, unlike us, you’ve been out and about all winter, how about taking a look at the items in the feature below as we’ve selected eight great accessories for plaiting up. If there’s a product you can’t live without, and it’s not included here, please feel free to add a note in our comments section below.
- NAF Plait it Up: A spray to be applied to the mane before to help prepare for perfect plaits. Keeps stray hairs at bay. £9.49, 500ml Equi Supermarket
- Top Zop Plaiting Comb: We really like this handy tool; comb and clip your horse’s mane out the way while you band and plait into place. £8.95 Ebay, available in pink and blue.
- Plaiting up Kit: All you need to plait up like a pro; X1 pack of plaiting bands, plaiting aid, x1 Wenzel thread, small sponge and plaiting scissors. Items come in a clear zip wallet to keep all together. There are three choices of colour (thread) available; black, brown and white. £13.25 including FREE UK delivery, Amazon.
- Plastic Needles: If you’re less than thrilled at using a metal needle close to your already twitchy horse’s neck, then these plastic needles are the answer. These blunt ended needles come in a pack of 10, in a variety of colours. 7 cm long. £3.49 including free delivery, Amazon.
- HKM Crystal Plaiting Bands: For the perfect finish to any horse’s mane, the HKM Crystal Plaiting Bands are fabulous, fitting over already made up plaits. Available in a variety of colours with 20 in each pack. £25.95, Equus England.
- HY Magic Hold Plaiting Spray: A spray that leaves a non-greasy finish to help you wrap up your plaiting in no time. Can be used on damp or dry main, and brushes out after use. £10.99 500ml, Viovet.
- Lincoln Plaiting Thread: Satin plaiting thread available in a variety of lengths and colours from Lincoln. From £10.44 @ 250m, Viovet.
- Plaiting Bands: Wide plaiting bands made from silicone, to help prevent snapping. Available in a smart tub for safekeeping with a quick and easy to open lid, there’s approx 450 in each pack. £4.59 including free delivery, Amazon.