Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
If you braid the mane you need to braid the forelock. I am guessing no one is going to examine it to see how you got there (french braid, vs braid straight down) as long as it looks neat and tidy.
In dressage is is tradition to leave a stallion's forelock unbraided. However, it is not a rule.
When I braid forelocks, I always do a frech braid, but only because I like how nice it looks. Pretty much as long as the braid itself is neat, it doesn't matter what kind of braid you decide on doing.