Originally Posted by Azale1
I would braid. It ads that extra finishing touch and shows respect for the judge.
Presenting yourself at your best is never a bad idea. Always a good idea.
Every show is a show. So your horse and you should be your best at every show.
I totally agree about the showing respect for the judge.
It also gives you the bonus of more practice. Never a bad thing to be able to practice braiding a mane.