Great hunter braids can add a level of polish to a winning hunter round, while messy, loose braids can be a distraction from an otherwise great ride. But braiding is hard, especially for beginners! So we asked one of the Team SmartPak barns to help us out. In this video, Heather from McQuay Stables will show you how to braid a horse’s mane for the Hunter ring. She also gives some braiding tips and tricks that she’s learned along the way to help you get the best possible braids when you do it yourself.

Click here to watch our video on How to do dressage braids.