I find that you place better when you do
I personally don't think you have to braid unless it's A/AA, and even then I've seen some unbraided
Okay cause it is Atlantic saddle club
If it is a rated show then yes but if not then it doesn't matter
Depends if it's an A rat horse show then no but if it's AA rated then yes!
depends on the rules at that particular show. usually local shows aren't strict about it
I would recommend doing it even if it is a small show