Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks
He probably had a bad experience with them.
I seriously doubt it. Most horses object to having their ears clipped, and have to be trained to accept it. Some just never do, and it has nothing to do with them having a 'bad experience'.
OP, he may NEVER accept ear clipping without sedation. Is it really that
important to show clip the insides of his ears? When I was showing, I'd just trim the long hairs and tidy up the ear area. It never cost me any points with the judges.