I'm finally getting a professional photo shoot done with my mare and I can't decide if I want to braid her forelock or not. She has a long roached mane (mohawk) so loose forelock or braided both look nice. I've seen photos of both styles and they each look beautiful and have their merits... I just need to decide! She'll be in her new blinged browband so I'm inclined to braid so we can show it off, but many portraits I've seen have a loose forelock and it still allows the bling to peep through. I might start with a braid and then just pull it all out to be loose? If the photographer will put up with both of us having a "wardrobe change" The forelock in question: What do you say?