First off I will be showing a QH mare on the circuit, she will be shown western and english. I have never shown both on the circuit, so I am wondering would it be okay to band her mane for both, or braid for both.
And my second question is what to do with my gelding. I am going to be showing him dressage. I hate braiding so I am wondering if it would be okay to band his mane...or hog it...anything to not have to braid. And what should I do with his tail? The top part is all short and straggly, I have tried a french braid without much luck. I was thinking about shaving the top part, but I have never done this before. Any suggestions?