Originally Posted by lilruffian
He just needs to be desisitized to it in that area which may take time.
I'd suggest getting one of those small handheld massagers (from a drug store or wal-mart). They buzz & vibrate just like clippers do & just get him used to having that around his ears without doing any actual clipping.
It's worked for me with a mare I had that had never been clipped in her life.
I used the "approach-retreat" method, where I held the massager in my hand & rubbed the mare with the back of my hand as I work my way up her neck to her ears & back down again. Repeated this for as long as it took for her to get comfortable with it. Then I held her ears with my opposite hand & pretended to cut lol
Great advice here. I'd like to add that providing hay or grain while you clip him might make him more comfortable. Works with some horses, some it doesn't.