Originally Posted by Horsel02
Have you ever tried when ever the clippers are semi close to her ears giving her a treat when she does not react.
I have never tried the hand clippers but I would think they might be hard to use. But that is my thought.
I am in the same boat with my gelding but he really even does not like his ears touched with my hands. When I really was working with him I could get put the small clippers I had in his ear turned on but still was not at the point where I could clip them. I used the treat method where everytime the clippers were and close to his ears he got a treat.
I tried with treats, without treats, bringing close by inch by inch, approaching from different directions, anything I could think of. As long as it's about 1-2 inches from ear she freaks out. Actually I could trim around the ears, but as long as it goes higher - it obviously bothers her. May be she's too sensitive to that sound - I can't stand the "chalk on board" sound for example.
As I said I play with her ears and even pull the hair in ears just to see if it may be hurting her or something, and she tolerates it.
BTW, I talked to sales representatives in Dover today, and they said hand clipper is not a good idea because it pulls. They said they know similar examples, so if it's crucial you can use twitch or calmer. I guess I'll just let her go.