Sugarplum: This is one photo of Sam or Seamus I am not sure. It was at a charity golf tournament, every foresome that went by got there photo taken with the clyde.
Once a draft horse's mane is braided you are not to let him put his head down or it will pull the braid out, and make it all squigly down the crest of his neck. I am not good at following that rule with my horses.
The braid is a 4 strand braid down the crest of the neck, 2 strands hair and 2 strands bunting or material, usually colored.