I'm going to my first real show at the end of May with my Arab mare, Concept. She has a nice, medium-thickness, long mane that goes to the end of her neck, and I really don't want to pull it just for a couple shows this summer. I'm going in low hunters and an equitation on the flat class. So my question is, do I HAVE to pull her mane and put it in traditional hunter braids? Can I do a running braid instead, and french braid her tail? Or are there any standard long-mane braids I can do?