I have a two year old quarter horse gelding that I started showing this past summer. He is very calm, and has a great disposition.
HOWEVER- when the clippers come out, it's a little different story.
He's not super afraid of them, and let's me completely clip his bridle path, fetlocks, and jaw line, even around his eyes, no problem.
However, when we get to his nose, he will NOT have it. He freaks out, pulls back, snorts, etc. I understand that this is an extremely sensitive spot for him, as it has been for horses I've clipped before. He lets me hold the running clipper on his nose, but when the blade touches him there, that's when he freaks. Do any of you have any suggestions? I know repetition is a must, but do I need better clippers? Quieter, better quality blade, etc? If so, which ones do you suggest? I'm willing to spend a little more for a higher quality clipper if it'll do the job, but within reason!
Thanks all, I really appreciate it!!