Went to a show yesterday (no pictures from the show sadly) and decided to give a long braid a try. I think it turned out well for a first attempt. Half way through the show I had to re-do it though. I couldn't get it really tight for the life of me, but practice makes perfect I suppose.
By the way, in the show we placed in all of our classes. Yay! Did beginner hunter over fences (5th place, I think we did the course too fast), beginner jumpers (1st place, because we did the course super fast...), beginner EQ (3rd place, picked up a wrong lead, ah well), and then the intro dressage tests 1 and 2 (1st in both which isn't saying much because there was only one other rider on a cranky pony). Was nervous about cantering him, but my friend that went with me told me to just go for it.