Originally Posted by MsBHavin
She's only had 4 months under saddle and you're already going to worlds? Congrats!
You never mentioned but Have you at least shown at an APHA breed show?? That would be a start to see how you perform as a team in a group of your peers & see how others are presenting their horses.I have shown breed shows & have seen the odd horse ridden in classes like pleasure,trail, etc in a long mane but not too often.If they are up to snuff in their performance they do get used,judges do look beyond the mane.
at a world show venue though I could see it more frowned upon, particularly in horsemanship.