Honestly I don't think it looks that bad! It's really not that long... If it's just local stuff do you need to braid it? If it were me I'd rather have her mane just like that rather then roaching it... I think roaching looks terrible! And I like to have something to grab if a jump goes badly! LOL! You could try and make it lay down by wetting, gelling, and braiding it in the direction you want it to lay (to the right for hunters). Repeat several days in a row, maybe get a mane tamer. And try and pull it when she's drugged. They're out pretty good when they're getting floated, hopefully you could get a bit pulled! It's definitely fine for the jumper ring as is.