Now you can make your own designer browbands for your horse! I’ve written a beginners guide with great pictures and awesome visual tutorials. The best thing is, you know where to find me if you get stuck!
Here is what you’ll find in the book:
With a little effort and creativity you can make your own designer browbands for your horse’s bridle at half the cost of purchasing! We all know horses are expensive.The picture-rich browband tutorials in this book are a fun and frugal way to add a little bling to the show-ring.
This book includes invaluable information:
Where to find supplies.
Hot Tips on how to save time & money.
Step-by-step picture tutorials.
Variations on designs.
I hope you enjoy it and make many wonderful designer browbands of your own.
Brooke Pape is the designer and artist behind Oko Konia Browbands. She has spent most of her professional career as a marketing & events expert but chose to turn her energy toward equine art. Brooke got her first pony at the age of three and has never been without a horse in her life. She finds great joy in riding dressage and training her horse Phoenix. Brooke lives in Milwaukee WI with her husband, two children, large dog and three horses.
Cover Photo: Phoenix Rising, Friesian x Standardbred/Paint bred by Brooke Pape and Victoria Kiesner.
Choose a section of your horse. (Rump is easy to start on.)
Block off different geometric shapes using the painters tape.
Spray an even coat of brown hair spray over the taped area.
If you want to be super fancy, you can make the edges of the spots darker gradating to lighter brown.
If your horse is really slick and clean then the painters tape may not stick. Have a friend put on the latex gloves and hold the tape down as you spray.
Tape small sections at a time. If you tape the whole horse it will end up falling off.
Make sure you’re horse is okay with the sound of the spray can. If you have a jumpy horse…you’ll have a silly looking giraffe.
Also, be sure that you have time to wash your horse before going into any other classes at the show. I used baby-wipes to do a quick scrub before going back to collect a highpoint award. Phoenix was a bit pink…