I am just getting into showing with my 4yr old that I broke myself. He's a Thoroughbred x Clydesdale gelding and has a very thick, long, wavy mane and tail. I will not under any circumstances be cutting his mane off. But I need to know what is and isn't acceptable.
I am going to be showing in equitation, english pleasure, hunter under saddle and hack classes at a local fair. Since he has so much mane, a frensh braid is about all I can manage with it. Is that acceptable? Or do I have to do it in the little bobbles? (I don't know the proper name for those braids, but you know what I mean). He's got way too much hair for that. Also, is it mandatory that if I braid his mane that I must braid his forelock and put it up in a little bobble too?
Thanks in advance for your help. I can ride and train horses, but when it comes to being pretty I'm clueless.