So I have this little QH filly. She's actually two, and she's too little to start riding yet, but I'm trying to get her all ready, and do everything I can. Of course, I am still showing her at halter, and in showmanship, and so I need to be able to clip her. Here's the interesting part. She's totally fine with me clipping her legs, face, chin, eyes, nose. Anything. Except for her bridle path and ears. I don't really know why this is, but the only thing I can come up with is that she was injured last year, I don't really know how, she had scraped the top of her head, behind her left ear, and it was REALLY bad. I had to put a special lotion on it and she hated it... Fought me everytime, but it had to be done. Now she won't let me clip there, she shakes her head and freaks out. I've tried going slowly, earning her trust and everything that's worked for me in the past. But she doesn't buy it. Help?
To rein a horse is not only to guide him,
but also to control his every movement.