Oh, train to the right! same directions as before. small braids not big! and very very tight. Only doing a couple crossovers will make it more comfortable for the horse.
mane should be on the right side so DO NOT train to the left. sometimes cowlicks in the mane will make for some stubborn bits… i recommend banding/braiding the mane over using a tacky braid spray :)
2 words- Natural Selection. Horses evolved into what they are today, because of this. Let the humans do it too.
the feeling when you finish a horse and he/she looks ready to win the class- so worth the time that goes into it.