When Selena's mane was really long, I really loved doing the diamond plait braid. I wish I had a picture of it but at the time we didn't have a camera...But of course she took her 3ft long mane and rubbed out three inches from the center, so to show we quite painfully had to cut it off. :/ It's been a year and it's nowhere near even a foot in length again. *sigh*
As you can see here no braiding is necessary anymore....However if I'm showing now I will do button braids. (An english thing but it just looks scraggly otherwise. :/)
Her tail however is LOVELY and thick so it is constantly braided and in a tail bag and at shows I let it out and let it fly if I can. If I can't I keep it braided.
Now I would talk about Ruger's beauty treatment
But uh. That may be a lost cause.
This is what he normally looks like I swear.
Anywho since his mane and tail are naturally curly (God bless him giving me something pretty to work with) I try to leave his down to show off but when I'm lazy I braid. XD