Braiding or plaiting of the horse's mane or tail is an essential part of beautiful turn out in the show ring in many disciplines. In order to make braiding easier on show day, the horse's mane and tail should be kept clean, tangle-free and of the appropriate length. Mane and tail combs or brushes are used to keep the mane and tail silky smooth after shampooing or use of coat sheens. To keep the mane more manageable for braiding, the mane is usually pulled using a pulling comb to thin it out but a thinning comb can also be used if mane pulling is not desirable. There are braiding kits available that contain all the necessary braiding tools, many of them come with a belt to be worn while braiding horses.
Braiding supplies such as mane and tail combs or brushes, mane pulling combs, braiding bands and many others are available at HorseLoverZ in all the top brands.