I like the looks of sewn in flat braids, but my horses get a lot of turnout time, on top of being bug magnets, so their manes stay long for the fly protection it offers. I've tried doing button braids, but they come out looking bulky and stupid because of the long hair. I end up doing a running braid the morning of the show. Running braids are really making a comeback in my area, I see them on all breeds of horses in almost every English class, even here in QH Land, lol.
A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient one in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you ~ Unknown