My mare has a naturally long, somewhat thick, beautiful mane. I've always had horses with naturally thinner, wimpier manes who really benefited from keeping them braided. I didn't think twice about braiding them since their manes were not all that great to start.
If her mane is naturally nice, do you think it's worth it to braid it to maximize its length and fullness? I'm just horrified of risking ruining it in any way, and though I've had mostly positive experiences personally, I know I've heard a few horror stories about keeping them braided. I just don't know how rare it is that they can get ruined that way.
So do you think I should do it? Or should I stick with just gentle care and MTG application for health and growth?