Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
To be totally competitive, you need a peeled out ear, looks neater, sharper, and yes, judges notice. Great tips with the electric tooth brush, but come show day, if your horse fidgets & his ears looks ragged from him moving around while you are trying to clip, twitch him to fix it up. After a few years, they finally give up & stay still. My horse did, I even worked with him as a foal on the de-sensitizing with clippers & ears. He was fine & stayed still except with his left ear (his sire & 1/2 sister were the same with same ear, odd?), now he just lets me & even lowers his head & tilts his ear towards me. Guess he decided he didn't like twitch. Good Luck!