Originally Posted by My2Geldings
Well here is my rule of thumb. Mounting was done on the left side years ago when knights would mount from that side due to their sword being in the way. When I think about that reasoning, parting the mane to the right so it stays out of the way when you mount makes sense to me. I don't know if there is an actual right or wrong just as long as all the mane stays on the same side.
I personally prefer to the right.
Ah, that makes sense. :) -lightbulb goes on-
I ride dressage and I've always been told that the right is the proper side for the mane.
My mare's mane falls to the left so I just leave it that way. -shrug- For one show I braided it on the right side and for the other show I braided it on the left. I think as long as the mane looks tidy, it shouldn't matter (in shows). Afterall, the judge isn't going to be judging your grooming skills when you're doing a dressage test. :P